Poultry production in Vietnam - CIRAD (PRISE) / CIRRD / NIAH, Jan 2008
A general review and a description of the Poultry production in Vietnam - January 2008 -
S. Desvaux, T. Vu Dinh, T. Phan Dang, H. Pham Thi Thanh.
Research Consortium on risks associated with livestock intensification
S. Desvaux, CIRAD Vietnam; T. Vu Dinh, CIRRD; T. Phan Dang, CIRRD; H. Pham Thi Thanh, NIAH
Vietnam is an agricultural country with 70% of population living in rural area (61,332,200/ 84,155,800 persons). Ninety percent of households (about 8 million households) keep poultry. Thus, poultry production plays an important role in household economy by contributing for 19% of the households incomes, the second rank after pig production (DLP (1), 2006).In 2006, the poultry population was estimated around 214,565,000. Chickens account for 73% of total poultry population and waterfowl for 27% (DLP (1) (2), 2006). The total poultry meat production (live weight) was estimated to be 321,89 thousand tons and the number of eggs produced was 3,9 billions (GSO, 2007). The annual output value from poultry production was estimated at 3 619,3 billion dongs at constant 1994 prices accounted for around 13% of the total livestock output value in 2006 (GSO, 2007) (...).