ThemeLivestock


Raising native species of pigs and chickens provides an important source of food and income for many villagers in Laos. However some aspects of traditional animal raising methods can lead to high rates of disease, and low reproduction rates. TABI is working with farmers to address these issues so that higher production rates can be achieved by (a) improving local food sources, (b) enhancing the use of local medicinal plants for livestock health, (c) improved vaccination scheduling, and (d) better herd management, mainly to deter disease spread.
On Agro-Biodiversity
Promoting the production of local species of pigs and chickens helps conserve the diversity of these livestock species
Improved livelihoods/ incomes due to livestock intensification can reduce over-harvesting pressure on nearby forest areas.
On Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction
Intensifying the production of local pig varieties allows for better supplies and returns from local markets
More careful methods of raising pigs and chickens reduces losses to disease, and improves reproduction rates
Improved feed for livestock greatly improves growth rates over unmanaged foraging grazing practices
The increased availability of protein (chicken and pork) improves food security in rural areas with a high incidence of poverty.
On Agro-Biodiversity
– Promoting the production of local species of pigs and chickens helps conserve the diversity of these livestock species
– Improved livelihoods/ incomes due to livestock intensification can reduce over-harvesting pressure on nearby forest areas.
On Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction
– Intensifying the production of local pig varieties allows for better supplies and returns from local markets
– More careful methods of raising pigs and chickens reduces losses to disease, and improves reproduction rates
– Improved feed for livestock greatly improves growth rates over unmanaged foraging grazing practices
– The increased availability of protein (chicken and pork) improves food security in rural areas with a high incidence of poverty.

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