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…

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

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Bringing home the bacon, a Vietnamese native pig-farming success story

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. Continue reading