Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam
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Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam

On 30 May 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) co-hosted a stakeholder workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. At the workshop, participants discussed research findings from a scoping study on improving pig value chains in the region and the objectives of a new research project which will assess how smallholder farmers in northwest Vietnam can add value to pig production by using maize grains as feed. Continue reading

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Making hay: Indonesia study reveals opportunities for fodder markets in East Java

A final stakeholder workshop of a project that examined the factors, processes and incentives that influence Indonesian livestock farmers and their participation in feed markets in the country took place on 23 August 2016 in East Java, Indonesia. Continue reading

New report on economic potential of avocado, beef, pepper and cassava value chains in Vietnam
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New report on economic potential of avocado, beef, pepper and cassava value chains in Vietnam

A market study of the avocado, pepper, cassava and beef cattle value chains in Vietnam was recently completed. Funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics), the study was conducted in November 2014 by agricultural economists and researchers from ILRI, Tay Nguyen University and Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute. Continue reading

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New report identifies interventions to improve crop-livestock value chains in northwest Vietnam

A new report that explains how mixed (crop and livestock) farmers in Vietnam can raise their farm productivity and marketing practices to improve their livelihoods is now available. Continue reading

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Indonesia project to improve smallholder farmer access to fodder markets

A new project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that will improve marketing and access to livestock fodder for Indonesia’s smallholder farmers has officially begun. Continue reading

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New partnership platform for better impact on poverty in northwest Vietnam

This article was originally written by Mai Thanh Tu for the Humidtropics blog. Reposted here with permission. Northwest Vietnam is a mountainous area bordering China to the north and Lao PDR to the south. About 30 ethnic minorities with distinct languages and traditions, including cultivation practices live in the area, the most populous groups being Thai, … Continue reading

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Smallholder agriculture book with ILRI’s contribution launched at 2014 International Year of Family Farming closing event in Manila

A new book on the role of smallholder and family farms in sustainable agriculture, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in October 2014, is highlighting the important role of the livestock sector in developing countries.

Deep Roots, which is a co-publication of FAO and Tudor Rose and features a chapter: ‘Livestock farming boosts local economies in developing countries’ by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was launched at the global closing event of the 2014 International Year of the Family Farming (IYFF) in Manila, Philippines on 27 November 2014. Continue reading

Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State
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Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State

In the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, a typical farming household has one or two cows, one buffalo and a bullock, and cultivates cereals and vegetables on tiny terraced plots. Livestock make important contributions to livelihoods but providing sufficient feed for them continues to remain a challenge, especially during the winter months.

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The ‘ILRI crowd’ in Asia: Sapna Jarial

On this blog, we will meet International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) staff members, partners and projects in Asia to learn about their work, challenges and the opportunities they face to leverage livestock knowledge in Asia. Located now in Dehradun, Sapna Jarial isn’t too far from her hometown of Dharamshala, located in India’s northern mountainous region. … Continue reading