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

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ILRI pork safety project holds mid-term review in Vietnam

In March 2016 the PigRisk project, which focuses on food safety and pork value chains, held its mid-term review. This five-year project (2012–2017) aims to improve the livelihoods of rural and urban poor in Vietnam by creating better opportunities and incomes from pig value chains as a result of reduced risks associated with pork-borne diseases. The project is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Continue reading

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ILRI research to shape pig breeding policy in Nagaland, India

Last month (15 December 2015), ILRI researchers and agriculture sector partners in Nagaland discussed the process of ‘framing a pig breeding policy’ in the state at a workshop that reviewed current evidence from ongoing pig farming research. The meeting also generated recommendations for a pig breeding policy in the state, which among other goals, aims to develop pig breeds/cross-breeds that are adaptable, productive and appropriate for the smallholder pig farmers in Nagaland. Continue reading

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Livestock and Fish program evaluation reviews successes in Vietnam and seeks new research opportunities

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
The evaluation team visited parts of the pork value chain as part of their review of the achievements of the program since its commencement in Vietnam in 2012 (photo credit: ILRI). This year, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent…

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South Vietnam study shows pig production still most profitable in country’s livestock sector

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
A local slaughterhouse worker in Vietnam cools down pigs with the help of a hose (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen). Under the REVALTER project, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with other partners including French and Vietnamese research organizations, is working to improve livestock development in Vietnam,…