Project in Cambodia
Improved Pig Health and Nutrition: The Major Drivers of Profitability and Sustainability for Smallholder Farmers in Cambodia
Timeframe: July 2017 - May 2019
Principal investigator (PI) and lead institution
Michael Tokach, Kansas State University
Co-PI and collaborator institutions
- Kansas State University: Lisa Tokach, Jessie L. Vipham
- Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia: Kang Kroesna, Chea Bunna
- Chea, B., Kang, K., Vipham, J., Tokach, L. and Tokach, M. 2020. Assessment of Pig Disease Prevention of Smallholder Farmers and Village Animal Health Workers in Rural and Peri-Urban Cambodia. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 572-591. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojas.2020.103037
- Sreng, S. et al. 2020. Effect of Dietary Supplement, Base Mix, and/or Soybean Meal on Growing Pig Performance. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 535-544. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojas.2020.103034
- Sreng, S. et al. July 2020. Nutrient analysis of common local feed ingredients used by swine farmers in Cambodia. Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 32(7), Article #103. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd32/7/mtoka32103.html
- Sreng, S., Keo, S., DeRouchey, J.M., Tokach, M.D., Hok, L. and Vipham, J.L. 2020. Effect of Complete Feed Feeding Level and Morning Glory on Growing Pig Performance. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 10, 493-501. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojas.2020.103030
- Presentation. Pig feed ingredients and feed cost in Kampong Thom, SiemReap, and Battambang
- Presentation. Prevention of Disease: for smallholder farmers and village animal health workers
In Khmer language:
Kansas State University and Cambodia's Royal University of Agriculture have partnered to develop the following project goal: to improve pig productivity on Cambodian smallholder farms by targeting two major factors that contribute to pig health: disease management and nutrition. This overall objective will be achieved through two research objectives that have been combined with an approach of human and institutional capacity development that targets education and training.
Expected results will include the development of new pig diet options using locally available feed resources, an assessment of smallholder disease management strategies for reducing pig morbidity and mortality (this includes both preventative and therapeutic strategies), and education and training platforms that seek to expand stakeholder knowledge and understanding of pig disease management and nutrition (e.g. seasonal impacts on dietary needs, nutrition for growing pigs, biosecurity, vaccines, and treatment strategies). This proposed work will be established through the engagement of collaborations from four areas of influence; (1) USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs, (2) Cambodian University System (3) private industry partners, and (4) regional and local government programs. Our multi-institutional team will fully engage in these Cambodian-led collaborations, in order to develop project success and sustainability. Finally, all proposed work will seek to integrate three cross-cutting themes: 1) human nutrition, 2) gender sensitivity, and 3) human and institutional capacity development.
The project aims to accomplish its main goal through the implementation of the following objectives:
- Objective 1: Assess the nutrition composition of locally available feed resources in rural and peri-urban Cambodia and provide economical diet options and recommendations to smallholder farmers.
- Objective 2: Assess the current disease management strategies on smallholder farms and in rural and peri-urban communities in Cambodia and provide practical recommendations for improved pig health outcomes.
October 2020 research update TOKACH VGM (Virtual General Meeting)
- Project factsheet: Improved Pig Health and Nutrition
Swine Diseases in Cambodia: reducing the risk of disease, preventing, and treating pig diseases in Cambodia
(earlier, shorter version) Swine Diseases in Cambodia: reducing the risk of disease, preventing, and treating pig diseases in Cambodia (flipbook in Khmer and English): These pages became portable, laminated cards and were distributed to veterinarians and animal health workers at trainings.
- Poster: Showing vs. Telling: Integrating Interactive, Student-Led Training in Educational Programs for Farmers and Village Animal Health Workers in Cambodia
- Presentation. 2018. Practical biosecurity to reduce swine disease risk
- Presentation. 2018. Food Safety and Biosecurity on Farms
In Khmer language:
Six in-depth training Presentations for farmers and for Village Animal Health Workers on pig health, nutrition, disease, and record keeping, in Khmer language:
- Pig Health: Diseases and Prevention I
- Pig Health: Diseases and Prevention II
- Pig Health: Diseases and Prevention III
- Swine Feed and Feeding
- Swine Diseases in Cambodia: reducing the risk of disease, preventing
- Recording keeping and calculating the economic for pig production
- Presentation: Strengthening Biosecurity for Pigs. Vaccinations and biosecurity examples for pigs. Presented at Cambodia Swine Day, Siem Reap, Cambodia, November 30, 2018.
- Poster: Comparing Soybean Meal and Base Mix to Supplement in Rice Bran Diets
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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Resilience and Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation OPP#1175487. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.