Title of Project
Establishment of Cryo-bank System for Vietnamese Native Pig Resources and Sustainable Production System
Government of Japan
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
5/5/2015 – 4/5/2020 (5 years)
Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province
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
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
Biodiversity conservation system of Vietnamese native pigs is established.
The conservation system of Vietnamese native pigs for identification, assessment and utilization is established.
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.
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.
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.
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