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Wallowing in numbers to calculate costs and profits in Vietnamese pig value chains

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Three weeks ago, I traveled to Vietnam to provide methodological support on how to calculate production costs, margins and profits in value chains as part of the REVALTER project on future prospects for livestock in Vietnam. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has partnered with…

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ILRI stresses need for sustainable use of animal genetics at high-level Southeast Asia agriculture symposium

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently held the 2nd international conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014) on 12-13 November 2014 in Manila, Philippines. This high-level conference addressed the theme, ‘Strengthening resilience, equity, and integration in ASEAN food and agriculture systems’. Key issues discussed at the meeting were productivity improvement, inclusive value chains, sustainability and poverty reduction, food security and food safety, institutions and governance and regional cooperation and integration. More than 450 representatives from international development agencies, research centres, academic institutions, governments and civil society attended the meeting. Continue reading

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ILRI in Asia – News you may have missed

Just in case you missed recent announcements, here’s a selection of  reports on our International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) activities in Asia. Based on lessons learned in northeastern India, ILRI published a new set of training manuals for pig farmers aiming to improveg the main gaps in small-scale pig production. Together with the Bangladesh Agricultural … Continue reading