TITLE: An analysis to support the smaller-scale production of pork by ethnic minority women in Vietnam. AUTHORS: Ha Thi Hoa, Ho Ngoc Son, Kieu Thi Thu Huong, A. Kingsbury. KEYWORDS: small-scale farmers; women farmers; pigs; Vietnam.
Ha Thi Hoa, PhD. Ho Ngoc Son, PhD. Kieu Thi Thu Huong, PhD. Aaron Kingsbury, PhD.
The full title of this Guidance Memo is: An analysis of value-chains and market development to support the smaller-scale production of pork by ethnic minority women in the Northern Mountainous Region of Vietnam.
Socially and economically-marginalized women in the Northern Mountainous Region (NMR) of Vietnam raise local or heritage pigs on small-scales to supplement their family income.
These women have been greatly affected by recent growth in industrial-scale pork production in Vietnam.
Moreover, the African Swine Fever crisis in northern Vietnam in mid/late 2019 threatens to put an end to raising local/heritage breeds on small scales in NMR.
But there is clear evidence that smaller-scale pork production in NMR is viable and is good socially, economically, environmentally, and for animal welfare.
A number of concrete, practical ways to support small-scale producers are suggested, from providing training in pig breeding to simple steps like teaching the small producers to use Facebook to attract customers.