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.
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.
A survey of pig populations in southern Laos was carried out in March 2018 as part of ongoing efforts to enhance collaboration between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners toward strengthening food safety in the country.
A meeting between Ye Tun Win, director general for livestock at MOALI and Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), was held 17 November 2017 at the ILRI Hanoi office to identify how ILRI can support livestock development in Myanmar.
A two-day workshop, 7–8 September 2017, on the topic ‘Improving food safety along the pork value chain—lessons learned and ways forward’, kicked off at the Hanoi Hotel on Thursday morning to find ways to make sure that pig production, processing and sale of pork is safer.
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.