Overview Objectives

Pigs are one of the most important livestock species raised by smallholder farmers in the Philippines and Southeast Asia and are the main species raised specifically for the purpose of providing disposable family income. However, there is little baseline information on health problems, or on opportunities available to smallholder farmers to improve current levels of productivity in village pigs. This small project will study smallholder pig production at western Leyte and northern Benguet using two techniques - a cross-sectional study during the first 12 months followed by a longitudinal study of 20 months.

Project ID
AS2/1994/121
Project Country
Commissioned Organisation
University of Queensland, Australia
Project Leader
Dr Simon More
Email
simon.more@ucd.ie
Phone
+353 1 716 6071
Fax
+353 1 716 6147
Collaborating Institutions
Visayas State College of Agriculture, Department of Animall Science and Veterinary Medicine, Philippines
Visayas State College of Agriculture, Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Philippines
Benguet State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Philippines
Project Budget
$194,594.00
Start Date
01/01/1996
Finish Date
31/12/1998
Extension Start Date
01/01/1999
Extension Finish Date
31/12/1999
ACIAR Research Program Manager
Dr Denis Hoffmann
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