To learn more about the factors that hinder smallholder farmers’ uptake and compliance with VietGAHP guidelines, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) co-organized and facilitated a stakeholder workshop in Dien Chau district of Nghe An province in Vietnam on 15 November 2016.
A recent two-day training gave farmers and extension staff in Vietman hands-on experience in using a livestock feeding software to improve feed management practices to enhance dairy cattle productivity while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from livestock.
Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
Training the next-generation of food scientists in food-borne risks and diseases is one of the best ways of promoting food safety and nutritional security in developing countries. On 28 July 2016, Vietnamese and international food safety experts from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA),…
Việc áp dụng các phương pháp chăn nuôi lợn tiên tiến theo sáng kiến Thực hành sản xuất chăn nuôi tốt ở Việt Nam (VietGAHP) có thể tăng thu nhập của nông dân nuôi lợn khoảng 30-40%. Ngoài ra, nông dân còn có thể thu được nhiều lợi ích khác như rút ngắn thời gian chăn nuôi lợn, cải thiện môi trường, giảm rủi ro dịch bệnh, kỹ thuật sản xuất tốt hơn, và nhận được hỗ trợ tài chính và vật chất từ Dự án Cạnh tranh Ngành chăn nuôi và An toàn Thực phẩm (LIFSAP) do Ngân hàng Thế giới tài trợ.
Adoption of improved pig production practices under the Vietnamese good animal husbandry practices (VietGAHP) initiative could increase pig farmers’ income by 30-40%. This is in addition to farmers receiving other benefits such as reduced pig rearing times, improved environment, reduced disease risks, better production techniques, and financial and material support from World-Bank funded Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project (LIFSAP).
After buying six sows from ethnic minority villages in Vietnam in 2009, Nguyen Van Minh began raising native/indigenous pigs. Six years on, Nguyen, affectionately known as Mr Duc, had increased that number to 130 sows, and was supplying around 500 slaughter pigs annually to the market. His annual earnings had grown exponentially, by 1500%, to VND900 million (approximately USD40,000). According to researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Western Highland Agriculture and Science Institute (WASI), key to his success has been Duc’s ability to create strong linkages with producers and buyers of indigenous pigs.
This year, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent external evaluation to assess the phase one implementation of the program.