East and Southeast Asia

ILRI's vision is to improve food and nutritional security and to reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock—ensuring better lives through livestock. The institute is renewing its commitment to better lives through livestock by expanding its activities in East and Southeast Asia. This region’s major socioeconomic transformations—rapid urbanization, market growth, changing diets and increasing incomes—are contributing to rising demand for meat, milk and eggs, the so-called on-going ‘livestock revolution’. In agriculture, there is rapid development of new farming technologies, as well as improvements in crop-livestock production and marketing. But concerns are growing about the threats to natural resources that these changes bring, coupled with growing climate change risk. These agricultural transformations, however, offer opportunities for effecting a more sustainable, equitable, safe and profitable livestock sector. ILRI is committed to working with many partners within and outside the region to support East and Southeast Asia in meeting its goals through research for development in the livestock sector.

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Southeast Asia

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  • May/2007 - Lucy Lapar, ILRI scientist, with a poultry produce trader selling eggs on the streets of Hanoi (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).Nov/2009 - Young boy collects high quality grass for feeding to fattening cattle in Ha Tinh, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Alan Duncan).Aug/2007 - High quality planted grasses are carried for feeding fattening cattle in Ea Kar, Viet Nam (photo credit: ILRI/Werner Stür).
May/2007 - Farmer Ma Thi Puong feeds her pigs on her farm near the northern town of Mieu Vac, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).Jul/2012 - A work-station at a local slaughterhouse in the Vietnamese central highland province of Binh Phuoc (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen).Jul/2012 - Large wood-fueled vats of boiling water, used for santization, are embedded in the production line at a local slaughterhouse in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen).Jul/2012 - A local slaughterhouse worker in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam, cools down his pigs with the help of a hose (photo credit: ILRI/Andrew Nguyen).Aug/2012 - A local cattle owner walks his cattle on a rainy day in Hung Yen province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen). Aug/2012 - Vaccinating chicks in Thuy Phuong province, Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/Nguyen Ngoc Huyen).