Project Summary

Title of Project

Establishment of Cryo-bank System for Vietnamese Native Pig Resources and Sustainable Production System

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Sponsoring Agency

Government of Japan 

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Implementing Agency

Implementing Agency (Vietnamese Side): The National Institute of Animal Science,Institute of Biotechnology belonging to Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Hoa Binh Province

Implementing Agency (Japanese Side): National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Yamaguchi University, National Institute of Animal Health, Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Itochu Feed Mills Co., Ltd 

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Implementation Period

5/5/2015 – 4/5/2020 (5 years)

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Project Site

Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province

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Target Group

Researchers/Technicians of The National Institute of Animal Science, Institute of Biotechnology belonging to Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture and Hoa Binh Province 

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Beneficiary

Researchers/Technicians of The National Institute of Animal Science, Institute of Biotechnology  belonging to Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hoa Binh Province and model farmers

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Overall Goal

Biodiversity conservation system of Vietnamese native pigs is established. 

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Project Purpose

The conservation system of Vietnamese native pigs for identification, assessment and utilization is established. 

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Project Output

1. A database and cryo-bank system based on lineage analysis of Vietnamese native pigs is established.
2. Reproductive techniques from semen and/or embryos are developed.
3. The methodology of utilizing Vietnamese native pig genetic resources (preventive measures against infectious disease and establishment of production system) are developed. 

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Project Activities

Output 1:
1-1. Identify and classify Vietnamese native pigs.
1-2. Establish a database of Vietnamese native pigs.
1-3. Set up rules of database and cryo-bank system management.
1-4. Install cryo-preservation equipment.
1-5. Conduct trainings on cryo-preservation of semen.
1-6. Maintain the equipment for cryopreservation.
Output 2
2-1. Develop in vitro embryo production system for native pig breeds.
2-2. Develop cryopreservation methods for oocytes and embryos of native pig breeds.
2-3. Develop techniques for cloned embryo production of native pig breeds.
2-4. Develop the embryo transfer methods.
Output 3:
3-1. Strengthen reproduction/breeding techniques of PERV-free or low copy-PERV
3-1-1. Enhance capacities for detecting PERV and breeding based on DNA analysis (RT-PCR, FISH and etc).
3-1-2. Conduct reproduction and breeding of PERV-free or low copy-PERV Vietnamese native pigs.
3-2. Facilitate the necessary quarantine conditions for exporting PERV-free or low copy-PERV Vietnamese native pigs.
3-2-1. Improve and standardize the technology for detection and prevention of serious porcine diseases.
3-2-2. Choose a site for setting up farming facilities in accordance with quarantine requirements.
3-2-3. Introduce methodologies for operation and maintenance of quarantine facilities and an isolation farming.
3-3. Conduct technical guidance to local technicians, para-vets etc. for improvement of income of model farmers for breeding Vietnamese native pigs.
3-3-1. Set up criteria for selection of model farmers.
3-3-2. Select model farmers for demonstrating new technologies.
3-3-3. Conduct technical guidance on animal husbandry and veterinary measures to local extention workers, para-vets etc. to train model farmers.
3-3-4. Improve methods for boar selection and AI technologies.
3-3-5. Develop a model of labeling to indicate

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