Policy dialogue to enhance inclusive policies in Vietnam’s smallholder pig sector
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Policy dialogue to enhance inclusive policies in Vietnam’s smallholder pig sector

Held on 4 August 2017 in Nghe An Province, the discussion explored ways in which appropriate policies, strategies and institutional arrangements can spur smallholder pig production and food safety in the country. The meeting was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and the Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH). Continue reading

Exploring collaboration opportunities in visit to India foot-and-mouth disease research facility
Animal Diseases / Disease Control / ILRI / India / Livestock / Partnerships / Research / South Asia

Exploring collaboration opportunities in visit to India foot-and-mouth disease research facility

On 20 June 2017, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) along with Habibar Rahman, ILRI’s regional representative for South Asia, visited the International Centre for Foot and Mouth Disease (ICFMD), a state-of-the-art high containment BSL3Ag laboratory facility in Bhubaneswar, India. Continue reading

A4NH / Animal Diseases / Disease Control / East and Southeast Asia / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Indonesia / Launch / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

One Health partnership to control zoonoses in Vietnam launched

In an effort to step up control of zoonotic diseases, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, the framework for One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP), an initiative by the Vietnamese government, was officially launched in Hanoi on 1 March 2016. Continue reading

A4NH / Agri-Health / Article / Disease Control / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

ILRI gives ‘one health’ training to support pig health project in the Philippines

Fred Unger, a veterinary epidemiologist at ILRI, visited the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) project site in Pampanga, Philippines and served as a resource speaker for a seminar on ecohealth and one health on 30-31 July 2014. 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 / Disease Control / Food Safety / Goats / ILRI / India / Livestock / Markets / Pigs / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Vaccines

Tata and ILRI tackle rural livestock issues in northern India

Twenty per cent increases in pig meat demand per year. Forty per cent deficits in the supply of goat meat relative to demand. And an eighty five percent shortfall in the domestic availability of classical swine fever vaccine. These are a few examples of the challenges that the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) led ‘Enhancing … Continue reading

Asia / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / Livestock / Southeast Asia / Zoonotic Diseases

EcoZD project refines cross-country, trans-disciplinary collaboration on zoonotic diseases in Southeast Asia

Between 10-13 December 2011, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) led project on ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia (EcoZD) convened a progress meeting  in Bangkok. Chaired by program coordinator Jeff Gilbert of ILRI, the conference provided the seventy nine attendees an opportunity to reflect on the … Continue reading