Translating food safety research into policy action in Vietnam
Asia / East and Southeast Asia / Food Safety / Southeast Asia

Translating food safety research into policy action in Vietnam

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The agri-food sector, particularly livestock, plays an important role in the economy, livelihoods and nutritional security of Vietnamese people. Regular consumption of pork makes it an integral part of Vietnam’s diverse and rich culinary tradition. Typically eaten daily with steamed rice and vegetables, pork is an affordable as well as…

ILRI policy brief on food safety in the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam
A4NH / Agri-Health / AHH / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

ILRI policy brief on food safety in the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam

This brief seeks to help national and provincial policymakers in better managing food safety along the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam. It proposes costeffective, practical interventions based on the evidence of the research project ‘Improving food safety in the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam’, known as PigRISK. Continue reading

Bridging the gender gap in livestock projects in Vietnam and Cambodia
A4NH / AHH / Cambodia / Capacity Strengthening / Food Safety / Gender / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Bridging the gender gap in livestock projects in Vietnam and Cambodia

Thirty researchers from the ‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’ and the ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’, or SafePork, projects learned how to ensure gender is integrated into livestock value chains to improve farmers livelihoods.

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University of Melbourne students learn use of One Health approaches in livestock research from ILRI researchers in Vietnam
AHH / EcoHealth / Food Safety / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

University of Melbourne students learn use of One Health approaches in livestock research from ILRI researchers in Vietnam

A group of four students from the University of Melbourne, School of Veterinary Sciences participated in a two-week internship with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about the use One Health/EcoHealth approaches in livestock and food safety research, policy, and practice. Continue reading

Improving capacity development on role of gender in pig research in Vietnam
Capacity Strengthening / Gender / ILRI / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Improving capacity development on role of gender in pig research in Vietnam

From 13-15 September, eight researchers and partners working in Vietnam under the ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’ project which is known as SafePORK, were recently trained in integrating gender and social aspects in their project interventions. Continue reading

Research for safer pork products in Vietnam
AHH / Disease Control / Food Safety / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Research for safer pork products in Vietnam

A two-day workshop, 7–8 September 2017, on the topic ‘Improving food safety along the pork value chain—lessons learned and ways forward’, kicked off at the Hanoi Hotel on Thursday morning to find ways to make sure that pig production, processing and sale of pork is safer. Continue reading

Policy dialogue to enhance inclusive policies in Vietnam’s smallholder pig sector
AHH / Disease Control / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / policy / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Policy dialogue to enhance inclusive policies in Vietnam’s smallholder pig sector

Held on 4 August 2017 in Nghe An Province, the discussion explored ways in which appropriate policies, strategies and institutional arrangements can spur smallholder pig production and food safety in the country. The meeting was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and the Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH). Continue reading

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains
Agri-Health / Animal Health / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / Project / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

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