Animal Health / Asia / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / South Asia

Local livestock service providers help improve access to animal health services in Nagaland, India

Pigs are an important component of livelihoods and food and nutritional security in Nagaland, Northeast India. Intensifying pig pro­duction to increase income and other outcomes, however, requires an integrated approach that addresses needs for better pig housing, nutrition, health and genetics. To address the heal challenges, a new model for the delivery of animal health services has been developed and tested as part of a Tata-ILRI partnership pro­gram in Nagaland. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / South Asia

Improving pig nutrition using local resources for market oriented production in Nagaland

In Nagaland, Northeast India, pigs are the preferred livestock species and most families rear one to three pigs either for household consumption or for selling or for both. Demand for pigs and pork is growing rapidly and currently outstrips local supply. Intensifying pig production systems and shifting from subsistence to more commer­cially-oriented production could significantly improve local livelihoods and increase cash income for farmers. The main constraint faced by farmers is proper feeding of their pigs. Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Asia / Disease Control / Event / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Project / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Extending ILRI’s food safety and health risk focus on pigs in Vietnam

Participants from the inception workshop In Vietnam, pork accounts for 75 per cent of meat consumed, with its production delivering substantial benefits to the smallholders who supply 84 per cent of the market. However, as previous ILRI research has found, pork in Vietnam contains high levels of pathogens, an issue of growing concern among policy … Continue reading

Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Thailand / Vietnam

ILRI in Asia – May 2012 news update

Vietnamese farmers with cattle fodder (photo credit: ILRI/Werner Stür). Just in case you missed recent announcements, here is a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia from the last month. Close to a hundred dairy farmers recently gathered in Bihar, India for an ILRI-organized training session on better dairy … Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Pigs / Vietnam

Connecting pig smallholders from East Africa to Southeast Asia

A stall owner watches over her pork and beef stock in a local wet market of Hanoi, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen). Researchers and development actors from the pig sectors of South East Asia and East Africa gathered last week in Hanoi to discuss new developments in managing food safety and biosecurity in the informal … Continue reading