Conference on Livestock Development Planning of Phu Tho province to 2020 and vision to 2030.

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Conference on Livestock Development Planning of Phu Tho province to 2020 and vision to 2030.

Aug 30, 2016 in Phu Tho province, General Director of the National Institute of Agricultural Planning and Projection (NIAPP) has reported the Livestock Development Planning of Phu Tho province to 2020 and vision to 2030.

Aug 30, 2016 in Phu Tho province, General Director of the National Institute of Agricultural Planning and Projection (NIAPP) has reported the Livestock Development Planning of Phu Tho province to 2020 and vision to 2030.

At the conference, NIAPP has presented a brief report on the Planning of Livestock Development in Phu Tho province to 2020 and vision to 2030. Accordingly, the planning aims at: (i) Sustainable development associated with eco-environmental protection and income improvement of farmers; (ii) Enhancing the competitiveness of livestock products on the market within and outside the region in terms of quality and price; (iii) Branding the livestock products of Phu Tho province; and (iv) Reducing the incidence of small-scale livestock holders.

As stated in the report, currently the province ranks the second among Commuter Belt Region and the third among Northern Midland Mountainous region in terms of total livestock herd and production. By 2015, the total cattle herd is 105 thousand heads, total pig herd is 815 thousand, and total poultry is 11 million. Livestock production in the province has been developed positively towards large-scale farming scale, in 2015 there are 126 livestock farms in the province with 24 enterprises investing in the field of livestock and livestock feed production. Value added of the livestock sector increased 144% (2005-2015), the structure of the livestock sector increased from 30.5% in 2005 to 46.6% in 2015 in the overall structure of the agricultural sector.

The Livestock Development Planning proposed several solutions: (i) Renewing the organization of production, closely associated production with environmental protection; (Ii) Strengthening trade promotion, immediate interest is emphasized in the domestic market, building brands of products, developing production - processing - marketing linkage in the province; (Iii) Managing livestock inputs: breeding animals, feed, veterinary drugs ... actively produced locally in order to reduce input costs, while enhancing the quality management of food hygiene and safety for meat products in the local area (iv) Adjusting and supplementing policies to support poultry and cattle slaughtering houses until 2020.

Speaking at the conference’s conclusion, Mr. Bui Minh Chau – PPC’s Chairman noted the efforts of Phu Tho Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and NIAPP for their prompt attempts in formulating and finalizing the planning timely with qualified quality. Mr. Chairman agreed with the contents of planning, while confirming it is a very important and essential planning for the development and restructuring of the agricultural sector in the province. As such, Mr. Chairman requested Phu Tho DARD in collaboration with NIAPP to gather opinions of the delegates at the conference to complete the planning, which should be noted the following:

-Assess the actual situation: supplementing and updating data on existing livestock production in the province, especially in the concentrated livestock production areas; noting the contents of master plan for agricultural development.

-Orientation and planning solutions: (i) The planning scale at the district level; (Ii) Opened planning approach with flexible solutions to meet changing market and environmental protection; (Iii) Planning based on overall socio-economic development orientations of the province and livestock development orientation of the whole country; (Iv) In addition to the existing key breeding animals, the planning is required to propose additional potential livestock species with development trends in the market.

-Mr. Chairman also noted not to encourage the development of large-scale pig farming production in the dense residential areas and without advantages of land and water.

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