Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / HUMIDTROPICSCRP / ILRI / Livestock / Pigs / PIL / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Pig and maize value chains in northwest Vietnam: Trends and opportunities for smallholders

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. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Feeds / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Pigs / PIL / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

‘Base of the Pyramid’ initiatives in the feed industry: targeting smallholder animal farmers in Vietnam

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. Continue reading

ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Livestock and Fish program evaluation reviews successes in Vietnam and seeks new research opportunities

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. Continue reading

Asia / CGIAR / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Smallholder pig value chain development in Vietnam: Situation analysis and trends

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. Continue reading

LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Wallowing in numbers to calculate costs and profits in Vietnamese pig value chains

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. Continue reading