Using agricultural waste into Climate Change Adaptation by using pigs farming system in Eco-friendly and sustainable
Using agricultural waste into Climate Change Adaptation by using pigs farming system in Eco-friendly and sustainable
In 2011, there were about 2.6 million pigs in Lao PDR (DLF, 2011). The number of pigs are raised by smallholders varies between an average of 1.4 and 3.7 animals per household, depending on the region (Kaufmann et al., 2003). The Lao government has given highest priority in rural development strategy to improving livestock production system, given the potential of livestock production to alleviate poverty and reduce shifting cultivation. Raising pig is a widespread in smallholder livelihood activity in the northern mountainous regions, but productivity is low mainly due to poor nutrition. However, environmentally friendly pig farming is something everyone in the industry needs to think about. As an using agricultural waste will show, not all pig foods are created equal. In the context of the intensification of pig production and consequent higher animal densities, the environmental effects must be considered. Global issues such as greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production are becoming internationally recognized. In the main direct environmental impact of pig production is related to the manure produced. Appropriate storage can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released, and the production of combustibles through bio-digestion can help to make optimum use of the natural resources involved in the production cycle. The project will cover 3 villages in Nan district Luangprabang Province to develop animal raising system Eco-friendly and sustainable. The project aims are to help community on environmental friendly pig farming to reduce gas and air pollution of animal waste by using the bio-digestion; using locally available feeds to reduce the use of feed concentrate for pig farming; and as a basis information for farmers to harness the potential of sustainable locality, including mainstreaming between education, to the actual practice of rural people and people have new techniques, new knowledge, which is motivated for more livestock.

Project Snapshot

Ban Narlin
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 23,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed



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