Policy dialogue to enhance inclusive policies in Vietnam’s smallholder pig sector


Despite its significant—83%— contribution to Vietnam’s pig sector, pig production by smallholders performs below its potential and food safety remains a constant challenge along the pig value chain.

A recent policy dialogue promoted the creation of inclusive policies along the pig value chain in Vietnam under the framework of a project that works on reducing disease risks and improving food safety in smallholder pig value chains in Vietnam known as PigRISK. The dialogue attracted policymakers from Hung Yen and Nghe An provinces.

Held on 4 August 2017 in Nghe An Province, the discussion explored ways in which appropriate policies, strategies and institutional arrangements can spur smallholder pig production and food safety in the country. The meeting was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and the Hanoi University…

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