Assessing ecological health of the poultry production clusters (PPCs) to improve living conditions for small scale poultry farming in Vietnam

Over the past decade, the Government of Vietnam has tried its best to deal with avian influenza, many policies are taken to prevent and control as well as restructure the livestock sector, to deal with emerging epidemics. One point worth noting is the Government gave livestock development policy of large-scale industry and focused on objectives to limit spreading disease. Many people believe that this policy could drive small producers out of the market, severely affecting their livelihood because the majority of small farmers have income sources depend heavily on livestock operations. To evaluate specific policy on, the authors investigated, collected qualitative information and quantitative in-depth in the two Dong Nai and Ha Tay provinces to study many aspects of the policy on production and processing clusters holding focus, including the economic, social, human health, the environmental impact of production clusters, as well as its impact on the control of emerging animal diseases.

Project title: Support Agricultural and Rural Development Programme for the period 2007-2012 (DANIDA)


+ Ph.D. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan

+ Ms. Nguyễn Ngọc Quế

+ Ms. Trần Thị Thanh Nhàn

+ Ms. Nguyễn Thị Tâm Ninh

+ BSc. Vũ Thị Lan

Donors: The International Development Research Center Canada (IDRC)