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Improving capacity development on role of gender in pig research in Vietnam

ILRI Asia

Eight researchers and partners working in Vietnam under the ‘Market-based approaches to improving the safety of pork in Vietnam’ project which is known as SafePORK, were recently trained in integrating gender and social aspects in their project interventions.

The training took place in Hanoi on 13-15 September 2017. It was organized by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)-led Integrating gender and social inclusion into agricultural value chain research in Vietnam project which is working to ensure that gender issues are integrated in all ACIAR-funded projects in the country.

In Vietnam, most pork products are produced by smallholders, many of them women, and sold in traditional wet markets where women also predominate as retailers. However, value chain development interventions working in the pig sector have tended to favour men because they control the money from sales. Women who do much of the work are poorly recognized and receive…

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