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Bringing home the bacon, a Vietnamese native pig-farming success story

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…

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ILRI joins first CGIAR and MARD’s coordination meeting on enhancing agricultural research partnerships

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and CGIAR recently evaluated on-going research by CGIAR centres in the country and developed plans for further collaboration in agricultural research for development. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Livestock / Southeast Asia / Trade / Vietnam

Embracing opportunity: Vietnam’s livestock sector and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Livestock sector experts and stakeholders in Vietnam recently met to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by the newly unveiled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade agreements and their likely effects on the country’s livestock industry. Continue reading

East and Southeast Asia / Event / ILRI / Partnerships / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

ILRI partner celebrates ten years of agricultural policy engagement work in Vietnam

On 9 September 2015, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), a research institute under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and one of the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) partners in the country, celebrated 10 years of policy-related research in agriculture and rural development. Continue reading

East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Livestock / MoU / Vietnam

New agreement between ILRI and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development focuses on long-term partnership

A new agreement between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam will boost efforts towards improving the competitiveness and livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in the country.

The revised memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed on 17 August 2015 in Hanoi, will increase cooperation between MARD and ILRI in livestock sector research and development in Vietnam. Continue reading

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Livestock and Fish program evaluation reviews successes in Vietnam and seeks new research opportunities

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…

Asia / Capacity Strengthening / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Research / Vietnam

ILRI and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development firm up plans for long-term partnership in livestock development research

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in a recent (25 June 2015) high-level meeting between ILRI and MARD in Hanoi, developed a strategic plan to boost the partnership between the two organizations for the next five years. Continue reading

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

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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