Animal Breeding / ILRI / India / Livelihoods / Nagaland / Pigs / policy / South Asia

ILRI research to shape pig breeding policy in Nagaland, India

Last month (15 December 2015), ILRI researchers and agriculture sector partners in Nagaland discussed the process of ‘framing a pig breeding policy’ in the state at a workshop that reviewed current evidence from ongoing pig farming research. The meeting also generated recommendations for a pig breeding policy in the state, which among other goals, aims to develop pig breeds/cross-breeds that are adaptable, productive and appropriate for the smallholder pig farmers in Nagaland. 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

Asia / CCAFS / Climate Change / East and Southeast Asia / ILRI / Livestock / Philippines

Hoping for a win-win: Livestock interventions discussed at the climate-smart agriculture workshop

‘Better-fed animals have lower emissions intensities’, said Polly Ericksen, a senior scientist and program leader of Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), during a regional workshop on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies’ in Manila, Philippines on 2-4 June 2015. 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