ILRI research on animal health and food safety featured at 15th symposium of veterinary epidemiology and economics
A4NH / AHH / Animal Health / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

ILRI research on animal health and food safety featured at 15th symposium of veterinary epidemiology and economics

Findings from animal health and food safety research by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners were presented at the 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE 15) that was held 12-16 November 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Continue reading

Urgent action needed to close the ‘livestock data gap’ to address poverty and food insecurity
Data / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Urgent action needed to close the ‘livestock data gap’ to address poverty and food insecurity

From 28-30 November 2018, the meeting of the Livestock Data for Decisions (LD4D) Community of Practice brings together key people from academia, NGOs, donor agencies and industry to address the challenge of missing or poor data, and develop innovative approaches to inform policies and investments in the livestock sector. Continue reading

Video: Food safety research in Vietnam: Partnership in action
A4NH / Asia / Food Safety / Partnerships / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Video: Food safety research in Vietnam: Partnership in action

Hung Nguyen, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia and Senior Scientist, Ecohealth and Food Safety, with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), conducts food safety research of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in Vietnam. In this video, he talks about the importance of partnership in this work. Continue reading

Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market
Asia / Poultry / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market

In October 2017, ILRI researchers and partners from Vietnam and US conducted a pilot study of aerosol sampling surveillance in a large wholesale live bird market in Hanoi. Of the air samples collected during a three-week period, 90% were positive for molecular evidence of influenza A. These results were positively associated with molecular results from oropharyngeal swab samples collected from chickens and ducks. Noninvasive bioaerosol samplers may serve as an early warning screening tool for novel influenza virus detection in live bird markets. Continue reading