On 7 October 2017, the technology of swine reproduction through Artificial Insemination was launched in the state of Nagaland, India for the first time benefiting both swine livestock producers and the quality of swine.
A new initiative that will address growing food safety concerns in Cambodia was recently unveiled. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (LSIL), the ‘Safe Food Fair Food for Cambodia’ (SFFF Cambodia) project kicked off in a workshop held in Phnom Penh on 31 August and 1 September 2017.
From 13-15 September, eight researchers and partners working in Vietnam under the ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’ project which is known as SafePORK, were recently trained in integrating gender and social aspects in their project interventions.
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.
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).
The study tour of the Tata Trusts delegation from 24-30 July 2017 aimed to share experiences of pig raising at grassroots level and of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange provided a unique opportunity for the Tata Trusts team to interact with their counterparts to strengthen pig production in the two countries.
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), which is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their collaboration in food safety research.