This presentation was part of the event entitled \"The Future of Poultry
Farmers in Viet Nam after HPAI\", held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, 8-9 March
2007. The presentation explains how livestock play a complex role in the
rural economy and how poultry in particular can be important to poverty
reduction in Viet Nam. Changes to market access for small farmers are
essential to the promotion of rural livelihoods; a multi-level approach,
from infrastructure and governance, down to extension services and
quality certification may be desirable.
For further information, see PPLPI working papers 21 and 24 entitled
\"The Contribution of Livestock to Household Income in Vietnam: A
Household Typology Based Analysis\" and \"Geographical Dimensions
of Livestock Holdings in Vietnam: Spatial Relationships among Poverty,
Infrastructure and the Environment\".
Also appended are two maps displaying data from the 2002 Vietnam
Household Living Standard Survey (VHLSS). \"Regional characteristics of
poultry keeping households\" shows how poultry production was subdivided
by FAO into four broad categories by weight of annual poultry
production; the vast majority of households fall into the lowest
production category (1-50 kg p.a.). \"Contribution of poultry production
sectors to total production\" using these sectors shows further detail
of total and per capita poultry production in the regions.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 25 pp.