More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease
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More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease

African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It kills nearly 100% of the pigs it infects. The good news is that the African swine fever virus does not infect or harm humans. The bad news is that it devastates household and national economies. Particularly in Africa and now in China and Vietnam, it can destroy the livelihoods of poor pig farmers and others who trade pigs and pork, depleting their food as well as income. Continue reading

Launching today—CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub
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Launching today—CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub

Launching today in Kenya is a CGIAR AMR Hub for powering global, national and local partnerships to help stem the global rise of drug-resistant pathogens that is increasingly putting public health at risk. This morning on the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the first partners meeting of a new CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance … Continue reading

Video: Food safety research in Vietnam: Partnership in action
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Video: Food safety research in Vietnam: Partnership in action

Hung Nguyen, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia and Senior Scientist, Ecohealth and Food Safety, with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), conducts food safety research of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) in Vietnam. In this video, he talks about the importance of partnership in this work. Continue reading

Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam
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Exploring ways of uplifting pig farmers’ livelihoods in northwest Vietnam

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
On 30 May 2017, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) co-hosted a stakeholder workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam to assess the competitiveness of smallholder pig farming in the changing landscape of northwest Vietnam. The workshop brought together 40 agriculture experts from research centres,…

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains
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Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
Two workshops that disseminated key results of the ‘Reducing disease risk and improving food safety in smallholder pig value chains in Vietnam’, or PigRISK, project were held on 28 April and 5 May 2017 in Nghe An and Hung Yen provinces, Vietnam. About 80 project partners, the donor, and local…

Stakeholders propose solutions to increase uptake of pig production guidelines in Nghe An, Vietnam
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Stakeholders propose solutions to increase uptake of pig production guidelines in Nghe An, Vietnam

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. Continue reading

Hanoi training demonstrates feed management software for enhancing dairy production in Vietnam
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Hanoi training demonstrates feed management software for enhancing dairy production in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

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Stepping up food safety training: Seminar for graduate students in Hanoi this week

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),…

Adoption of improved pig production practices could lead to 30% increase in Vietnamese farmers’ incomes
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Adoption of improved pig production practices could lead to 30% increase in Vietnamese farmers’ incomes

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). Continue reading