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Vietnamese pig farmers work together

In order to prevent pig foot-and-mouth disease affecting consumer health, the owners of eight pig farms from Cu Chi District, HCM City, Vietnam have set up the Tien Phong co-operative.

For a long time, Nguyen Huu Chi, the owner of a pig farm at An Hoa hamlet, An Phu Commune, Cu Chi District, wondered how to prevent pig foot and mouth disease.


He decided to set up the "Pig Breeders' Association", which includes 50 households who look after 100-200 pigs at Cu Chi.


Through the association, the farmers have a chance to meet scientists and learn about advanced pig farming techniques. Following uncertainty among Chi and others about how to improve standards, scientists from the Southern Agricultural Science Institute (SASI) proposed to work with the Cu Chi farmers.

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