A package of interventions focusing on improving hygiene conditions in the light of COVID-19 can help enhance the safety of food in traditional pork value chains of Vietnam.
Recently, three students from Sydney School of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney, participated in a three-week internship (2–21 December 2019) at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam to learn about food safety risks and related communication issues in a developing-country context.
The focus of my volunteer assignment is to support research activities within the SafePork project, an ACIAR-supported project focusing on market-based solutions to improve food safety along the pork-value-chain in Vietnam. In the last 10 months, I have been introduced to completely new perspectives and ideas which have challenged my own beliefs and furthered my interpersonal skills.
In a workshop of the ‘Market-based approach to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’, or SafePORK project on 27 November 2018, 40 animal health experts discussed how the theory could be applied in SafePORK project sites.
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.
The two-day research-for-development symposium discussed opportunities for inclusive agricultural development in the northwest region of 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.