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Vietnam study confirms benefits of pig production practices

Preliminary findings from focus group discussions carried out as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish research on pig value chain in Vietnam by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) found that communities exposed to better and safer pig production knowledge have improved their production and brought to light gendered beliefs and practices.

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

Communities exposed to better and safer pig production knowledge have increased their production, according to preliminary findings by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA).

ILRI's Thinh Nguyen facilitates an FGD in Dien Tho ILRI’s Thinh Nguyen facilitates a focus group discussion in Dien Tho commune (photo credit: ILRI).

The focus group discussions (FGDs) on smallholder pig farming practices were undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish research on pig value chain in Vietnam. The preliminary findings are expected to contribute evidence-based research to an ongoing Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project (LIFSAP) in Vietnam to determine whether exposure to better and safer pig production knowledge and practices is improving smallholder farmers’ livelihoods.

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