The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) recognized the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for its dedication to the sustainable development of Vietnam, in a ceremony held on 21 December 2021.
Drastic changes in the agro-forestry-fisheries sector have been seen in recent years because of scientific research, technical advances, and modern agricultural production and processing technologies. With cooperation and support from agricultural research institutes worldwide, a number of research products have been applied in Vietnam, resulting in increased incomes for farmers and sustainable agricultural development. VnEconomy sought the opinions of international partners cooperating in agricultural scientific research in Vietnam about the achievements and challenges as well as the prospects in the future.
Clippings of key national print and online newspapers on the coordination meeting between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD) and CGIAR which took place on 10 December 2021.
Twenty-two researchers from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) and Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF) participated in a lecture series and hands-on training program focused on methane emissions in the livestock sector from 26-28 October. The training was co-hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and ICAR at the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP), Bengaluru.
Today,10 December 2021, CGIAR, the global largest agriculture innovation network, convened a coordination meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD). The meeting was chaired by Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh and Jean Balie, regional director of One CGIAR in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to review the relationship between MARD and CGIAR and discuss ways to further improve collaboration for sustainable agricultural development in Vietnam.
Today, 3 November 2021, marks the sixth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address health threats at the human-animal-environment interface.
About 120 artworks and photos on livestock from the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum and the Livestock-led Interventions towards Equitable Livelihoods and Improved Environment in the Northwest Highlands of Vietnam, otherwise known as the Li-chăn project, will be displayed in an exhibition to be launched virtually and physically in Mai Son District, Son La Province in the Northwest of Vietnam on 12 October 2021.
A competition has been launched within the framework of the exhibition ‘Livestock Development in Vietnam from Artists’ and Farmers’ Perspectives,’ to raise public awareness on the important role of livestock in the livelihoods, health and culture of Vietnamese people.
In late August this year, Habibar Rahman, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for South Asia met Shri Parshottam Rupala Ji, minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MoFAH&D) in India, to submit a letter to impress upon the G-20 countries for the support of animal health and welfare globally.
On 24 August 2021, about 60 stakeholders from government, research and academia across India gathered virtually to discuss a proposed new CGIAR initiative to protect human health through a One Health approach. It is one of more than 30 new initiatives being developed by CGIAR to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy.