In July 2018, scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supported a range of capacity development activities during the Global Health Institute 2018 program.
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.
The Government of Vietnam has started strengthening coordination among ministries, engaging the private sector and social organizations, improving risk communications to raise awareness of the public, and developing the capacity of laboratory networks to better manage food safety risks.
This brief seeks to help national and provincial policymakers in better managing food safety along the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam. It proposes costeffective, practical interventions based on the evidence of the research project ‘Improving food safety in the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam’, known as PigRISK.
The 2018 Program Management Committee meeting for the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (http://a4nh.cgiar.org/) was held in Hanoi from March 20-23.
A two-year project that will assess veterinary health management and veterinary drug use in Vietnamese pig farms has been launched. The project will be implemented from February 2018 to January 2020 in Bac Ninh Province.
Thirty researchers from the ‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’ and the ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’, or SafePork, projects learned how to ensure gender is integrated into livestock value chains to improve farmers livelihoods.