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. Continue reading
Category Archives: Indigenous Breeds
Under animal genetic resources, we work on priority setting for conservation, appropriate methodologies of conservation, reproductive technologies for fast deployment of improved genotypes, and appropriate breeding approaches for smallholder systems.
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
Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists
Three scientists from South Asia are taking part in a six-week research visit at the Joint Laboratory on Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources (JLLFGR) in Beijing, China. This lab is jointly run by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and has been operating since 2004. Continue reading
ILRI and Southeast Asia partners make plans for improved native pig farming in Vietnam and the Philippines
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners in Southeast Asia have started a series of market research and value chain improvement efforts aimed at improving smallholder pig farming in the Philippines and Vietnam. Continue reading
ILRI stresses need for sustainable use of animal genetics at high-level Southeast Asia agriculture symposium
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently held the 2nd international conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014) on 12-13 November 2014 in Manila, Philippines. This high-level conference addressed the theme, ‘Strengthening resilience, equity, and integration in ASEAN food and agriculture systems’. Key issues discussed at the meeting were productivity improvement, inclusive value chains, sustainability and poverty reduction, food security and food safety, institutions and governance and regional cooperation and integration. More than 450 representatives from international development agencies, research centres, academic institutions, governments and civil society attended the meeting. Continue reading
Maintaining indigenous farm animal diversity in Asia
Over the years, genetic diversity of indigenous livestock populations have been in a clear state of decline – due to a combination of factors, including but not confined to: Increased crossbreeding aimed at improving animal productivity; Neglect arising from shifts in social settings, production systems and falls in the market demand for certain animal products; … Continue reading