BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam
A4NH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Food Safety / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam

In late 2020, animal and human health experts gathered in Hoa Binh Province, in northwest Vietnam, to discuss ways of disseminating the findings and recommendations of the now concluded two-year ‘Safer indigenous pork and healthier ethnic minorities in Vietnam through better management of parasitic pig-borne diseases’ project. Continue reading

Community engagement a key to success in livestock systems transformation project in Northwest Vietnam
Animal Breeding / Animal Health / Cattle / Crop-Livestock / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Community engagement a key to success in livestock systems transformation project in Northwest Vietnam

By September this year, the Lichan research team were ready to present to the communes of Chieng Chung and Chieng Luong of Son La Province the planned interventions and the five areas of focus of the program. Continue reading

New livestock project in Vietnam can help improve livelihoods of ethnic minorities
ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

New livestock project in Vietnam can help improve livelihoods of ethnic minorities

The ‘Livestock-led interventions towards equitable livelihoods and improved environment in the northwest highlands of Vietnam’ is one of four priority country programs under the Livestock CRP that will run for two and half years (2019-2021). The project is recently launched in Son La Province, in the northwest highland region of Vietnam. Continue reading

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students
A4NH / AHH / Capacity Strengthening / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

SafePORK project offers lessons on improving food safety in developing country for University of Sydney students

Recently, three students from Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney, participated in a three-week internship (2–21 December 2019) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about food safety risks and related communication issues in a developing-country context. Continue reading

National taskforce of government experts and food safety researchers start work of ensuring safe food for Cambodians
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Cambodia / Collaboration / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia

National taskforce of government experts and food safety researchers start work of ensuring safe food for Cambodians

A technical working group of Cambodia food safety experts has joined forces with a task force on food safety risk assessment to form the ‘national task force’ __ an initiative by the Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia (SFFF) project__ that will work toward strengthening food safety policy advocacy and collaboration between government and food safety researchers working in the country. Continue reading

New statistical modeling study helps forecast dengue fever risks in Vietnam
A4NH / AHH / Disease Control / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

New statistical modeling study helps forecast dengue fever risks in Vietnam

In a study published on PLOS One, researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners have developed a statistical model for forecasting dengue fever incidence in Vietnam that could enhance prediction and control of the disease in the country. Continue reading

A healthy change: Food systems research puts safety first for transitioning markets in Vietnam
A4NH / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

A healthy change: Food systems research puts safety first for transitioning markets in Vietnam

Smallholder farmers and traders need to keep up with a changing market, while maintaining the quality and safety of their produce. This requires a better understanding of the food system as a whole, as well as any trade-offs or synergies that are occurring between health, inclusion and environmental sustainability. Continue reading