Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam
Agriculture / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / ILRI / Livelihoods / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

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

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

Animal Feeding / Dairying / Feeds / ILRI / India / Interview / Livestock / South Asia

Improved livestock feeding helping Indian farmers increase incomes from milk and boost food security

A project supported by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in India is helping the country’s small-scale mixed crop and livestock farmers increase their incomes by boosting their milk production.

The Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA) project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is addressing feed constraints in rice-, wheat-, and maize-based systems by improving the efficiency of rice and wheat straw feeding and increasing the use of inexpensive, locally available and nutritionally dense supplementary feeds such as maize grains. The project is also promoting underutilized cereal residues such as maize stover for livestock feeds. Continue reading