This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Vietnam. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Vietnam. See ILRI research on other countries

Adoption of improved pig production practices under the Vietnamese good animal husbandry practices (VietGAHP) initiative could increase pig farmers’ income by 30-40%. This is in addition to farmers receiving other benefits such as reduced pig rearing times, improved environment, reduced disease risks, better production techniques, and financial and material support from World-Bank funded Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Project (LIFSAP). Continue reading

VietPigs blog, Feb/2016

In Vietnam, pork accounts for 75 per cent of meat consumed, with its production delivering substantial benefits to the smallholders who supply 84 per cent of the market. Continue reading

VietPigs blog, Mar/2013

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

VietPigs blog, Sep/2012

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

VietPigs blog, Dec/2015

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…

VietPigs blog, Oct/2015

This year, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent external evaluation to assess the phase one implementation of the program. Continue reading

VietPigs blog, Oct/2015

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

VietPigs blog, Jun/2013

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

VietPigs blog, Jun/2013

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners in Southeast Asia have started a series of market research and value chain improvement efforts aimed at improving smallholder pig farming in the Philippines and Vietnam. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2016

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

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2016


Hung Nguyen
Senior Scientist
Nguyen Thi Thinh
Research Assistant (Value chains and economic analysis)