New One CGIAR initiative to transform livestock productivity, nutrition and gender inclusion in northwest Vietnam
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New One CGIAR initiative to transform livestock productivity, nutrition and gender inclusion in northwest Vietnam

A two-day workshop, 20-21 April 2022, kicked off the One CGIAR initiative on Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion (SAPLING) in Son La Province, Northwest Vietnam. The workshop brought together 80 key stakeholders from the province including local authorities, farmers, researchers, private sector actors and the SAPLING team to discuss ways to make the livestock sector in Northwest Vietnam more productive, resilient, equitable and sustainable. Continue reading

Thông cáo báo chí: Khởi động sáng kiến mới dựa vào chăn nuôi giúp cải thiện sinh kế, dinh dưỡng và hòa nhập giới ở vùng cao Tây Bắc
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Thông cáo báo chí: Khởi động sáng kiến mới dựa vào chăn nuôi giúp cải thiện sinh kế, dinh dưỡng và hòa nhập giới ở vùng cao Tây Bắc

Trong hai ngày 20-21 tháng 04 năm 2022 đã diễn ra hội thảo khởi động sáng kiến mới của One CGIAR ‘Sáng kiến năng suất chăn nuôi bền vững vì sinh kế, dinh dưỡng và hòa nhập giới’ (gọi tắt là SAPLING) tại tỉnh Sơn La. Hội thảo có sự tham dự của khoảng 80 đại biểu, là đại diện của chính quyền địa phương các cấp, nông dân, khu vực tư nhân, nhóm cán bộ nghiên cứu SAPLING nhằm tìm giải pháp giúp chuyển đổi ngành chăn nuôi ở khu vực Tây Bắc, giúp ngành chăn nuôi gia tăng năng suất, khả năng phục hồi, tính công bằng và bền vững hơn. Continue reading

Press release: New livestock-based initiative launched for better livelihoods, nutrition and gender inclusion in the Northwest Highlands of Vietnam
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Press release: New livestock-based initiative launched for better livelihoods, nutrition and gender inclusion in the Northwest Highlands of Vietnam

A two-day workshop, 20-21 April 2022, kicked off the One-CGIAR initiative on Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion (or SAPLING) in Son La Province, Northwest Vietnam. The workshop brought together about 80 key stakeholders from Son La province including local authorities, farmers, private sector actors and the research program team to find ways to transform the livestock sector in Northwest Vietnam and make it more productive, resilient, equitable and sustainable. Continue reading

‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions
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‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions

For two days last month (21–22 Jun 2021), food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gathered to discuss ways to disseminate findings and scale up interventions of a ‘Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia’ project that was ending after four years of operation. Continue reading

Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam
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Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam

In January, a team of human, animal, and environmental health investigators began an ambitious surveillance project to detect novel influenza viruses among poultry in Vietnam. The surveillance will involve collecting more than 5,000 field samples during a 12-month time period at live bird markets in Hanoi and three of Vietnam’s northern provinces.
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ILRI to collaborate with Chinese Academy of Sciences in chicken genetics project
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ILRI to collaborate with Chinese Academy of Sciences in chicken genetics project

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) of the Chinese Academic Sciences (CAS) have started research collaboration in agriculture, biodiversity, geosciences, microbiology and resource management through the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. Continue reading

Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market
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Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market

In October 2017, ILRI researchers and partners from Vietnam and US conducted a pilot study of aerosol sampling surveillance in a large wholesale live bird market in Hanoi. Of the air samples collected during a three-week period, 90% were positive for molecular evidence of influenza A. These results were positively associated with molecular results from oropharyngeal swab samples collected from chickens and ducks. Noninvasive bioaerosol samplers may serve as an early warning screening tool for novel influenza virus detection in live bird markets. Continue reading

Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists
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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

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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