Livestock development has been identified as an effective agricultural
diversification strategy for Viet Nam, but the current policies in this
sector may not be suitable for the end objective of policy reduction,
given the scenario of growing globalisation; large commerical livestock
production systems provide attractive investment opportunities and have
access to animal health services, but much livestock production in Viet
Nam is smallholder based. This study was planned to examine how
innovations in the pig farming sector, such as contract farming, can
contribute to poverty reduction.
The paper explains the objectives of contract farming, with a summary of
the risks and rewards of such a system. The research methodology, main
partners and expected outcomes from this study are outlined.
PPLPI, FAO, Rome, Italy, 6 pp.
Smallholder Contract Farming of Swine in Northern Viet Nam: Study Design