The south-central province of Ninh Thuan, the country’s largest animal producer, is strengthening measures to breed more sheep, goats, pigs and other animals for commercial production.
The newly-signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CP TPP), is expected to create many opportunities and challenges for Vietnam’s agricultural sector, including the breeding industry, stated Hoang Thanh Van, head of the Department of Livestock Production.
The Central Highlands provinces have transformed cattle farming from a traditional, extensive grazing smallholder system to a more intensive, large-scale production to improve income of many local ethnic minority households.
Breeding industry in Vietnam should capitalize on science and technologies to achieve sustainable development and improve productivity and competitiveness.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set several targets for the year, including reaching a growth rate of 7.5-8 percent for the husbandry industry during the period 2011-15.