In 2011, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) agreed to fund a project on improvements to forage-based feeding systems in the border provinces of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam – an area referred to as the the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) development triangle.
The project is implemented by CIAT with support from ILRI. It focuses on improving the livelihoods of poor livestock farmers in the development triangle by way of improving the adoption of forage-based livestock feeding and management technologies.
With a particular focus on women and ethnic minorities in the region, the project which is officially titled – Improved forage-based feeding systems for smallholder livelihoods in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle – will also look to enhance awareness of demand, and increase market access for smallholders through the establishment of more effective, and efficient linkages between value-chain stakeholders.
This project is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.