Increased production in Vietnam to meet 30% of domestic demand
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam hopes
that the local animal husbandry industry will meet 30% of domestic demand by
2010, producing 3.2 million tonnes of pork, 210,000 tonnes of beef, 350,000
tonnes of dairy milk, and 1.4 million tonnes of poultry meat.
This target is
part of the country's plan to develop animal husbandry in 2006-2015, which was
released at a national conference on animal husbandry development in Ha Noi
early in June.
Nguyen Dang Vang, Director of MARD's Department for
Animal Husbandry, said the animal husbandry industry's average annual growth
rate is higher than the level registered by the agriculture sector overall. Last
year, the industry reported an 11.6% increase compared to 3.2% growth of the
whole agriculture sector.
Vang also said that
over recent years, the quality of animal breeds has increased and models for
raising animals on farms have been formed alongside improvements in animal
husbandry and animal feed processing technology.
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