Animal Breeding / ILRI / India / Intensification / Poultry / South Asia

India-developed poultry breed increases incomes in the country’s northeast state of Nagaland

‘A Hyderabad-developed poultry breed has brought about a sea change in the lives of farmers in Mon district of Nagaland. ‘Reduced mortality rates of Vanaraja-bred birds, developed by the project directorate on poultry, Hyderabad, and increased income, has resulted in farmers asking for more supplies of the breed from the Nairobi-headquartered International Livestock Research Institute … Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Asia / ILRI / India / Pigs / South Asia

Pig breeding takes off in India’s northeast, which produces 25% of the country’s pigs and consumes 50% of the country’s pork

Pig breeding on a farm in Dimapur, Nagaland, India (photo credit: ILRI/Mann). The Telegraph in Calcutta ran a story this week on why pigs—and pig breeding—matters to the marginalized indigenous communities of India’s northeast. ‘For the 600-odd villagers of two districts of Mon lying on either side of the [Nagaland] border, pig breeding has now … Continue reading