Asia / Food Safety / ILRI / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

ILRI holds planning workshop for Australia-funded pig project in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Article / Asia / Crop-Livestock / CRPs / HUMIDTROPICS / Markets / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam / Vulnerability

New partnership platform for better impact on poverty in northwest Vietnam

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, … Continue reading

Article / Asia / Countries / CRPs / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Regions / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

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,…

Article / Asia / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Regions / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

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…

ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference
Article / Asia / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Markets / Regions / South Asia / Value Chains

ILRI emphasizes role of smallholders in future livestock development and innovation at India agricultural conference

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was one of the participants at a high-level 74th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE) held 18-20 December 2014 in Aurangabad, India.

Steve Staal, ILRI’s Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia, delivered a keynote address at the meeting, where he emphasized the role smallholders will continue playing in meeting rising demand for livestock products in the country and the region. Continue reading