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.
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.
‘Dairy farmers can feed it to animals every day’, says agricultural economist Dhiraj Singh, referring to a mineral mixture feed that is increasing milk production from dairy cows in Bihar, India.
‘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.
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.