Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam
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Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam

On 30 May 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) co-hosted a stakeholder workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. At the workshop, participants discussed research findings from a scoping study on improving pig value chains in the region and the objectives of a new research project which will assess how smallholder farmers in northwest Vietnam can add value to pig production by using maize grains as feed. Continue reading

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains
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Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains

At the workshops, the project team reported key results of PigRISK achieved from June 2012 to May 2017 which focused on assessing food safety issues such as microbiological risk assessment of Salmonella, assessment of heavy metals and antibiotics residue in carcasses and feed, risk factors of contaminations along the value chains; and overall assessment of animal (pig) production and health. Continue reading

New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam
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New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam

A training workshop on emerging respiratory virus threats was organized 10-13 April 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. A primary objective of the research projects is to examine the ecology of four types of respiratory viruses circulating in the north of Vietnam including influenza A, B, C, and D, adenoviruses, coronaviruses, and enteroviruses. Secondary objectives include infrastructure development through capacity building of diagnostics among Vietnamese professionals in the animal and human sectors within a One Health context. Continue reading

A deep dive inside Vietnam’s pork foodshed to determine food safety issues and their practical resolutions
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A deep dive inside Vietnam’s pork foodshed to determine food safety issues and their practical resolutions

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Selling pork at a traditional ‘wet’ market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran). Pork meat sold in Vietnam has been found by researchers to commonly carry bacteria that could cause disease—but they also found that the risk of that meat sickening people is largely reduced due…

Making livestock foods safe—Lessons from Vietnam on what works—and what doesn’t
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Making livestock foods safe—Lessons from Vietnam on what works—and what doesn’t

Originally posted on ILRI news:
At the Sunday market in Sapa, northern Vietnam, women butcher hogs slaughtered outside of town but still steaming when they start working on them at the market (image via Flickr/Kurt Johnson). From ‘Background’ ‘Food-borne diseases and food poisonings are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam due to repeated episodes…

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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

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One Health, many tools for forecasting climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam

A team of researchers from ILRI and national climate, agricultural and health (human, animal and plant) institutes, is developing forecasting systems in Vietnam for three climate-sensitive zoonotic diseases, Japanese encephalitis, leptospirosis and aflatoxin-associated diseases. Titled, “Pestforecast: Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam”, the four-year project which started in 2015, is supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in Southeast Asia. Continue reading