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Implementing integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture in the Central Mekong

This book summarizes the achievements as well as some of the challenges faced while implementing integrated systems research to support the sustainable development of smallholder farming in the uplands of the Mekong region. It describes how CGIAR centers and national and local partners collaborated to test options to increase farm productivity in the Central Highlands … Continue reading

New report on economic potential of avocado, beef, pepper and cassava value chains in Vietnam
Crop-Livestock / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / PIL / Report / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

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

Applying participatory approaches to solve agricultural problems: A blended learning course on innovation platforms piloted at Philippine workshop
Agriculture / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Philippines / Southeast Asia

Applying participatory approaches to solve agricultural problems: A blended learning course on innovation platforms piloted at Philippine workshop

Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an ILRI partner in the region, ‘Innovation platforms, rural advisory services and knowledge management toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD): A forum–workshop’ was held on 17–19 May 2016 in Los Baños, Philippines. Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / Markets / Pigs / PIL / Report / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

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

A4NH / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Bringing home the bacon, a Vietnamese native pig-farming success story

Originally posted on VietPigs:
After buying six sows from ethnic minority villages in Vietnam in 2009, Nguyen Van Minh began raising native/indigenous pigs. Six years on, Nguyen, affectionately known as Mr Duc, had increased that number to 130 sows, and was supplying around 500 slaughter pigs annually to the market. His annual earnings had grown…