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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

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Vietnam study confirms benefits of pig production practices

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Communities exposed to better and safer pig production knowledge have increased their production, according to preliminary findings by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA). ILRI’s Thinh Nguyen facilitates a focus group discussion in Dien Tho…

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Help livestock industry in Vietnam: Still having opportunity

The article below was published in Vietnamese in the Saigon Times of 27 June 2013 See the Vietnamese article — The story of livestock industry which is going to bankrupt have been alerted many years. However, the situation is becoming more and more serious Weakness and shortage For years, there were many policies encouraging investment … Continue reading

Vietnam animal husbandry industry to overcome hardships
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Vietnam animal husbandry industry to overcome hardships

The article below was published in the Saigon Times, 20 July 2013 [Vietnamese version] HCMC – Vietnam’s husbandry industry is facing many challenges but the sector still has many opportunities to overcome hardship and grow in the long term, said a report recently announced by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Lucila A. Lapar, an … Continue reading

Ngành chăn nuôi Việt Nam vượt qua những khó khăn
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Ngành chăn nuôi Việt Nam vượt qua những khó khăn

Trong một báo cáo gần đây của Viện Nghiên cứu Chăn nuôi Quốc tế (ILRI) cho biết ngành công nghiệp chăn nuôi của Việt Nam đang phải đối mặt với nhiều thách thức nhưng ngành này vẫn có nhiều cơ hội để vượt qua khó khăn và phát triển trong dài hạn. Nghiên cứu của ILRI cũng đưa ra một số khuyến nghị nhằm giúp các doanh nghiệp chăn nuôi vượt qua khó khăn. Theo báo cáo, giá cả đóng vai trò tiê quyết vì nó sẽ ảnh hưởng đến quyết định của người tiêu dùng. Do đó, các doanh nghiệp phải tìm cách giảm chi phí để đưa sản phẩm có giá cạnh tranh ra thị trường, báo cáo cho biết. Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Vietpigs website!

Welcome to Vietpigs, the website for the research work of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and our partners in Vietnam. The site will serve as an online portal and source of information, news, and updates on ILRI’s research on pigs in Vietnam. In addition to providing coverage on on-going research in Vietnam, here you … Continue reading