Animal Health / Asia / Environment / Food Safety / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Exploring the sustainability of Vietnamese pig value chains: Food safety comes first

The REVALTER project is working livestock development Pathways in Vietnam. In an effort to create sustainability typologies of the local pig farms, Jo Cadilhon and colleagues asked different stakeholders what sustainability means to them. The responses indicate that the sustainability of pig value chains is predominantly linked to food safety. Economic considerations come second; the environmental aspect only comes third. Continue reading

Asia / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Vietnam smallholder producers can compete in the fresh pork market

Smallholder pig development in Vietnam is one of the focus value chains of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. Planned intervention areas include animal health, feeds and feeding, breeds and genetics, food safety, the environment and other cross-cutting areas such as policies, markets and gender. Promising opportunities exist for the value chain to … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Cattle / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / Forages / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Adapting and adopting improved animal feeding systems in Southeast Asia

Until recently, livestock husbandry in  Vietnam’s Central Highlands was not very productive. Animals were intermittently sold to free-up cash to put towards weddings or large purchases, and the rest of the time they were left free to graze on native pasture and crop residues. To help revitalize these livestock systems, researchers at CIAT have been … Continue reading

Asia / CGIAR / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Livestock and Fish program consults Vietnam stakeholders on sites and impact pathways

In Vietnam, the ILRI-led Livestock and Fish research program focuses on smallholder pig value chains. As part of the planned activities for 2013, ILRI organized a stakeholder consultation workshop in Hanoi on 22 March 2013 (see wiki for more information). Lucy Lapar and Seth de Vlieger from ILRI’s Hanoi office wrote this report on the … Continue reading

Asia / Event / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIM / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Confronting value chain research tools with field experience in Vietnam

Contributed by Jo Cadilhon On 27-28March 2013, I participated in the first planning workshop of the REVALTER project in Vietnam. REVALTER is the French acronym for Multi-scale assessment of livestock development pathways in Vietnam. The objective of this project is to study the existing conditions of livestock value chains in Vietnam, with a specific focus … Continue reading

Asia / CGIAR / CIAT / Event / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Value Chains / Vietnam

CGIAR Livestock and Fish Program sets out 2012 plans for Vietnam

Early last week, the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Program convened an internal meeting to take stock of plans for the proposed work on smallholder pig value chains in Vietnam. Participants came from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). This was a first opportunity for the various participants … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Vietnam

Improving forage-based feeding systems in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle

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 … Continue reading