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Improving hatchery and parent flock management practices in Viet Nam

Improving hatchery and parent flock management practices in Viet Nam

Full title of the project:

Improving hatchery and parent flock management practices in Viet Nam

Target areas:

Viet Nam

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 83 519
06/02/2017-31/08/2018
Project code:
OSRO/VIE/701/IPD
Objective:

To improve the management and biosecurity of poultry hatcheries and parent flocks, ultimately increasing productivity and profitability, and reducing the risk of disease occurrence and spread.

Key partners:

Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

Beneficiaries reached:

Hatchery and parent flock farm and workers, and government officials in Hung Yen, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh provinces; relevant FAO and National Agricultural Extension Centre (NAEC) online networks; universities, colleges and sub-departments of Livestock Production and Animal Health in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar; wider animal and public health sectors.

Activities implemented:
  • Organized eight training courses with 236 participants on good management practices and biosecurity, for farmers and government officials in Hung Yen, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh provinces.
  • Conducted baseline assessment of 27 hatcheries and parent flock farms.
  • Selected four models of poultry parent flock farms including hatcheries and eight satellite parent flock farms in Hung Yen province.
  • Developed an action plan to improve infrastructure and biosecurity for each selected model.
  • Carried out three field visits to monitor and provide technical advisory for selected models.
  • Organization of two model open days and a provincial model advocacy workshop, including a field visit.
  • Advocated lessons learned on good hatchery and parent flock biosecurity, production and management practices to local authorities for expansion.
  • Translated the Questions and Answers Handbook for Good Management Practices and Biosecurity in Small and Medium-Scale Poultry Hatcheries into English.
  • Shared the handbook via the FAO and NAEC networks.
  • Printed 500 English and 1 000 Vietnamese copies of the handbook.
  • Distributed the handbook to universities, colleges and sub-departments of Livestock Production and Animal Health in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Impact:
  • Increased capacity among farmers and government officials for improved standards of biosecurity and management procedures and practices in hatcheries and parent flock farms.
  • Disseminated training materials online and in print as a resource for future capacity building.
  • Shared and advocated for best practices with government and key stakeholders.