ACTIVITIES OF EACH COMPONENT

Biosecurity efforts to protect Vietnamese native pig resourses from African swine fever

Our Project is engaged in breeding previous Vietnamese native pigs for the purpose of preserving and utilizing native pig resources. The Northern Mountainous Livestock Research and Development Center of Thai Nguyen Province, a facility of the National Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) has been breeding Ban pigs from Yen Bai Province with 7 pairs, 10 …

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2nd Training of Model Farmers were Organized in 5 Communes, Da Bac, Hoa Binh in Aug 2019

Due to the tropical storm Wipha, the 2nd training of model farmers could not be organized in 5 communes of Da Bac, as scheduled on 4-7 August 2019, with the roads from Hoa Binh to Da Bac completely closed. While waiting for the roads to open, the training team decided to carry out on-the-job training …

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The Project undertook semen cryopreservation in Binh Thuan on 16 June – 1 July 2019.

Normally, target boars are brought from the Province and semen cryopreservation is done with ejaculated sperm in Hanoi. This year, however, due to the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Vietnam, movement and transportation of live pigs is restricted. Under the circumstances, NIAS team carried out semen cryopreservation in the target Province using epididymis …

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Blood Sampling Was Carried Out at Thai Nguyen Center for Disease Monitoring, 28 February 2019

A joint team of Japanese experts and Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) carried out a regular blood sampling at NIAS Livestock Production Development and Research Center for Mountainous Area (Thai Nguyen Center) on 28 February 2019. Fourteen blood samples were taken from the breeding pigs of the Center for analysis at VNUA. Discussion was …

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Fifth Embryo Transfer Experiment was Undertaken at NIAS Conservation Center, Thuy Phuong on 13 March, 2019

Fifth embryo transfer (ET) experiment was undertaken at NIAS Conservation Center, Thuy Phuong on 13 March 2019. This time, the Project team used Ban oocytes and Ban sperm to produce zygotes at VNUA. Three landrace sows were prepared with estrus synchronization, of which two received surgical transfer. For the first time, inhaling anesthesia[1] was used …

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Training of Model farmers

From 2nd July 2017 to 5th July 2017, the Japanese experts and VNUA lecturers conducted a training of Model farmers in Cao Son commune, Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province. The objective of the training is provided knowledge and skill on food formulation in local pig production as well as introduced the use of herb …

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Visiting sites for setting up farming facilities in accordance with quarantine requirements in Thai Nguyen

On 27th May 2016, The Project members from Japan and Vietnam visited Thai Nguyen Mountainous Livestock Production Development and Research Center in order to investigate epidemic situation as well as making assessment on the facility conditions to have renovation plan for quarantine and breeding area to serve the project output. Working with Thai Nguyen Sub-DAH …

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Select model farmers for demonstrating new technologies

Select model farms to receive technical guidance Japanese experts, together with researchers from the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture and Rural Development Department in Hoa Binh province, organized three field visits to explore and conduct field surveys to select the model farms to receive project technical guidance in Da Bac and Lac Son districts. …

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Activitites of Component 3

Review quarantine conditions needed to export Vietnamese native pigs that do not carry / less PERV copies Researchers conducted a review of Vietnamese and Japanese legal documents related to quarantine import and export of animal and animal products and held a consultation workshop. At the same time, surveying a number of places to use quarantine …

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Activities of Component 1

Initial results of survey on native pig production and biological sampling. In September and October 2015, together with Japanese experts, the project has developed and compiled a set of investigative tools, including 4 survey forms and 5 guidance documents. After compiling the toolkit, the field team conducted a pilot survey in Yen Bai, including activities …

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