Agriculture / Asia / CGIAR / China / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Laos / PIL / Research / SLS / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Implementing integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture in the Central Mekong

This book summarizes the achievements as well as some of the challenges faced while implementing integrated systems research to support the sustainable development of smallholder farming in the uplands of the Mekong region. It describes how CGIAR centers and national and local partners collaborated to test options to increase farm productivity in the Central Highlands … Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / PIL / Report / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

New report on economic potential of avocado, beef, pepper and cassava value chains in Vietnam

A market study of the avocado, pepper, cassava and beef cattle value chains in Vietnam was recently completed. Funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics), the study was conducted in November 2014 by agricultural economists and researchers from ILRI, Tay Nguyen University and Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute. Continue reading

AHH / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / India / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Nagaland / Pigs / PIL / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

South–South cooperation on pig production: ILRI Vietnam holds study tour for India’s Nagaland officials

Recently, ILRI researchers in Vietnam hosted officials of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry (V&AH) of the Government of Nagaland, India, in a week-long (12–18 June 2016) study tour of pig production systems in Vietnam.

The goal of the visit was to share learning and experiences of community-level pig breeding and service delivery systems and to learn about the operations of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange would support knowledge exchange between the pig sector players in the two countries. Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livelihoods / Markets / Pigs / PIL / Report / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

New report identifies interventions to improve crop-livestock value chains in northwest Vietnam

A new report that explains how mixed (crop and livestock) farmers in Vietnam can raise their farm productivity and marketing practices to improve their livelihoods is now available. Continue reading

Dairying / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / South Asia

Multi-stakeholder consultation forum proposed to transform the Bihar dairy sector

Despite the crucial role played by dairy development plays in strengthening the economy and job creation in rural Bihar, milk productivity has hardly increased in decades. Recent increases in milk production have been driven by increases in the number of animals. A study at the International Livestock Research Institute, published in January 2016, sets out the challenges facing the sector and suggests a way forward, the establishment of a multi-stakeholder consultation forum/platform to share and discuss the nature of interventions each organization is undertaking in the dairy livestock sector. Continue reading