The study tour of the Tata Trusts delegation from 24-30 July 2017 aimed to share experiences of pig raising at grassroots level and of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange provided a unique opportunity for the Tata Trusts team to interact with their counterparts to strengthen pig production in the two countries.
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.
We would like to share with partners the list of publications of ILRI East and Southeast Asia publicized from January to June 2017 and we really hope to hear from you.
The Vietnam National Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are enhancing their collaboration to further advance livestock research in the country. Staff from the two organizations recently reviewed the key achievements of their partnership, which started in 2009, and discussed areas for further cooperation. The meeting, on 27 June …
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.
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.
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.
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).
In an effort to step up control of zoonotic diseases, or diseases transmitted from animals to humans, the framework for One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP), an initiative by the Vietnamese government, was officially launched in Hanoi on 1 March 2016.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners in Southeast Asia have started a series of market research and value chain improvement efforts aimed at improving smallholder pig farming in the Philippines and Vietnam.