This research brief provides some insights into the pork and maize value chains in northwest Vietnam, highlighting the collaboration taking place between business partners in response to the lack of public support services for pig and maize production, processing and marketing.
Would ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (BoP) marketing work in agricultural input markets? Here are some insights from the pig value chain in Vietnam, uncovered during a field trip of the REVALTER project.
Communities exposed to better and safer pig production knowledge have increased their production, according to the preliminary findings by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA).
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent external evaluation to assess the phase one implementation of the program. As part of the review, the evaluation team visited the Livestock and Fish value chains development research sites in the North Central Coast and the Central Highlands of Vietnam on 28 June–3 July 2015.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) projects in Vietnam are contributing to influencing policy on the pig sector and broader livestock sector policies in Vietnam in a number of ways. Below are some examples of this.
The Livestock and Fish program’s Vietnam smallholder pigs value chain situation analysis report was published in late 2014. It provides an overview of past trends, the current status, and likely future directions of the livestock and fish sectors in Vietnam, with particular focus on the pig value chain. Pork is the dominant meat produced and consumed in the country. Key issues and gaps in development of the pig value chain are also identified.
Three weeks ago, I travelled to Vietnam to provide methodological support on how to calculate production costs, margins and profits in value chains as part of the REVALTER project on future prospects for livestock in Vietnam. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has partnered with other French and Vietnamese research organizations in this project funded by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). REVALTER is also mapped to the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program, the program contributes to some of the time of the ILRI researchers involved.
Lan Luong Dinh has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as the value chain manager based in Hanoi, Vietnam. As value chain manager, Lan will lead the development and implementation of the research for development activities associated with the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam, and develop and manage the national partnerships required for those activities.
The “Nutritious-system pond farming in Vietnam” project of WorldFish and Wageningen UR aims to increase the contribution of naturally occurring food in the diets of farmed fish and shrimp.
On 25 and 26 September, ILRI staff and national partners met to review and plan activities to transform the smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam.