Workshop to share experience in the development of livestock farms

Morning of 10/04/2016, the World Bank have jointly organized the seminar "Sharing livestock farming experiences" in the framework of the project LISSAP (project "Competitive livestock sector and food safety "). Join the conference were representatives of the World Bank, the Office of the Provincial LIFSAP and researcher at the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD).

Delegates are exchanging information with the experts of the World Bank

Project LIFSAP financed by World Bank totaling up to USD 79.03 million. The project was implemented in 12 provinces and cities including Cao Bang, Ha Noi, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Lam Dong, Dong Nai, Long An and Ho Chi Minh City. The project has been implemented since March 2010. The objective of the project is aiming to improve the efficiency of production of the livestock at the household scale, minimize the environmental impact of livestock production; training in order to support livestock farms under the safety process (VietGAP) branding to becoming competitive. 

To develop livestock farming household in Vietnam, the World Bank has supported the development of the cooperative group or cooperative production process VietGAP on branding to become competitive. The cooperatives will be have loans to support the expand of their production, invest slaughter system, process and consume under a closed process. At the same time, the project has also established a complete traceability system in the form of bar codes for VietGAP product in order to helps consumers keep a peace of mind. 

However, prior to the general difficult situation of the economy, rising input prices, while lower prices finisher, lack of knowledge on farmer side, complicated climate, frequent epidemics, ... are the factors that make the livestock industry facing major challenges in the development process.

At the conference delegates heard representatives from the World Bank and LIFSAP introducing about the conveniences and the difficulties in the project implementation process, especially for the many ethnic provinces such as Cao Bang, Lam Dong. ... Along with that, the participants shared opportunities and challenges for Vietnam livestock sector in the context of the current integration.

Dr. Dang Kim Khoi Director of CAP sharing the challenges and opportunities for the livestock industry in the context of integration

This conference will help families find the direction of investment, new development, with appropriate solutions for efficient production, reduce product costs and improve economic efficiency, while open up new avenues in the development towards sustainable livestock, environmental friendly, ensuring the health of farmers and communities