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Strengthening wildlife farming biosecurity and management in Viet Nam

Strengthening wildlife farming biosecurity and management in Viet Nam

Full title of the project:

Strengthening wildlife farming biosecurity and management in Viet Nam

Target areas:

Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Ben Tre, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Lam Dong, Long An, Tay Ninh, Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh city

USD 100 000
Project code:

To contribute to strengthening wildlife farming biosecurity and management to ensure food safety, food security and improved livelihoods in Viet Nam.

Key partners:

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Management Authority of the Viet Nam Forest Administration Office (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development).

Beneficiaries reached:

Staff from Provincial Forestry Protection Departments (PFPD).

Activities implemented:
  • Organized three technical trainings on conducting data census surveys on wildlife farms for 88 staff from 12 PFPDs.
  • Conducted 1.5-day trainings for provincial staff on data collection, including instruction, data collection instruments, data support tools, data collection management, data entry and data reporting.
  • Developed biosecurity assessment tools and guidelines for conducting wildlife farm surveys, with a focus on risks associated with disease transmission from animals to humans and food safety.
  • Conducted a pilot wildlife farm census survey in 12 provinces, during which data was collected from 1 554 488 animals on a total of 6 006 farms.
  • Developed a database on Microsoft Excel for information collected from the wildlife farming census surveys.
  • Organized a wildlife farming workshop in Ho Chi Minh city on 6 February 2015 to share the results of the baseline survey and obtain feedback from forestry officers on challenges or benefits associated with its implementation.
  • Strengthened the capacity of provincial staff to collect data from wildlife farms and conduct wildlife farming census surveys.
  • Contributed to the enhanced collection, reporting and management of data related to wildlife farming.
  • Improved the Government’s understanding of the current state of wildlife farming in Viet Nam.