The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has released a set of training manuals on best practices for improving the quality and safety of informal dairy and pork value chains in Assam, India.
A workshop on ‘Scaling up the trust networks for food safety with small farmers’ sought to cultivate food safety knowledge and explore existing and potential supports for safe food supply networks to empower smallholders to take steps to deal with the consequences of falling consumer confidence.
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.
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).
Originally posted on VietPigs:
After buying six sows from ethnic minority villages in Vietnam in 2009, Nguyen Van Minh began raising native/indigenous pigs. Six years on, Nguyen, affectionately known as Mr Duc, had increased that number to 130 sows, and was supplying around 500 slaughter pigs annually to the market. His annual earnings had grown…
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish recently reviewed its current projects and activities in India and set plans for 2016 and beyond.
At a review and planning meeting held 24-26 September 2015 at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi City in Uttar Pradesh, progress of the Livestock and Fish dairy value chain work in India was assessed.
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…
The Daily Times of Pakistan reported on a recently held workshop on livestock development that took place in Islamabad, Pakistan on 11-12 May 2015.
Last month, the ‘Reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholders pig value chains in Vietnam’ or PigRisk project team and partners held a bi-annual planning meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The two-day workshop (26-27 April 2015), which was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Vietnam, discussed accomplishments of the project since the last team meeting in December 2014 and set project goals for the next two years.
This article was originally written by Mai Thanh Tu for the Humidtropics blog. Reposted here with permission. Northwest Vietnam is a mountainous area bordering China to the north and Lao PDR to the south. About 30 ethnic minorities with distinct languages and traditions, including cultivation practices live in the area, the most populous groups being Thai, …