Vietnam is the top third nation in the global pig industry based on the 4,127,000 sow numbers in 2014 as cited from the report of the Pig International. But pork production in Vietnam should have the ability to meet the needs of its 98 million of population whose target is to consume more than 20 kg of pork per person per year. This can be achieved by using advanced breeding techniques and having the young generation of farmers know the facts about the current condition in Vietnam’s pig industry. Right now, it has not yet adapted the application of boar semen for pork quality improvement. Therefore, the Vietnam National University of Agriculture at Hanoi and National Institute of Animal Science with the policy support from DLP (Department of Livestock Production) of MARD (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) will fit the themes of FFTC’s strategic plan to promote farming technology in upholding small-scale farmers and to train the young generation of farmers in empowering ICT and genomic selection in pork production through this proposed workshop.
Sharing the experiences of boar semen application for quality pork production from Taiwan to the young generation of farmers in Vietnam, along with the participation of invited experts from ASEAN nations, a humble contribution to tropical pig production under climate change can be made through the reduction on the cost of breeding stocks and increasing the quality of pork production in member countries of the ASEAN.
Date: 6 to 10, November, 2017
Venue: Vietnam National University of Agriculture at Hanoi
15-20 theme speakers and country reporters from Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Training of regional pig farmers on the breeding method of pig breeds and the semen application techniques translated to Vietnam language
Introduction of Taiwan Duroc, Landrace and Yorkshire pig breeds, evaluation and artificial insemination strategies to produce high lean meat yield and quality marbling pork
How to store boar semen for breeding meaty pig using imported semen available in the Asian and Pacific region
Advanced techniques on genomic pig breeding system including pathogen-free semen production and transportation, gene selected pig breeding stocks, and boar semen supply station/center that are suitable for the rural areas
Nov. 6 (Mon) Arrival of overseas participants at Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov. 7 (Tue) Technical tour, welcome reception
Nov. 8 (Wed) Training course of breeding and storage of boar semen techniques for regional livestock farmers
Nov. 9 (Thu) Technical seminar for scientists/academicians, country reports, FFTC sponsored banquet
Nov. 10 (Fri) Departure of overseas participants from Hanoi Airport
Courtesy Visit to Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)