Goat production systems and marketing in Laos and Vietnam. (2019-2022)
Dr Joanne Millar
Sustainable Development (International)
The aim of the project, which is led by the University of New England, is to enhance income-generating opportunities for goat raising households in Lao PDR through the development of productive, environmentally sustainable, socially acceptable and gender sensitive production systems accessing high-demand markets in Vietnam.
Estimates of productivity vary widely and there is a need to understand the relative role of goats in farming systems and household economics, including any household risks in changing or expanding goat production, and farmer motivations to do so.
Dr Millar’s role in the project is to assist with the design and analysis of socioeconomic surveys and development of a learning alliance of stakeholders. She will also contribute to building capacity for research and development of goat production in Lao PDR and initiate scaling out of project findings.