Roles of the Task force:

- Monitoring closely and grasping the real situation of the development of the livestock production value chain; identifying outstanding issues, difficulties in livestock production activities in the chain and coordinating with related units to propose solutions.

- Advising and providing recommendations to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in policy formulation for the sustainable development of the livestock value chain and strategic solutions for effective implementation of safe livestock PPP model.

- Mobilizing and connecting partners to develop and implement programs/projects to promote the development of safe livestock value chains, improving product quality and income for farmers.

- Disseminating knowledge and capacity building for actors in the livestock value chain in terms of food hygiene and safety, disease control, livestock sanitation, and product quality improvement.

- Providing and sharing information, promoting trade and promoting public-private cooperation.


General objectives:

- Establishing linkage models between livestock production and safe consumption of livestock products in which enterprises play a leading role.

- Livestock products are improved in quality and ensure food hygiene and safety, increasing competitiveness with imported products, orienting a number of products for export.

 - Enhancing capacity of the livestock cooperatives in organizing and linking production and consumption.

- Income of household farms (farmers) is improved.

Specific objectives in the period of 2019-2020

- Building 5 models of safe production-consumption linkage in the form of public-private partnership (PPP) with 5 cooperatives

- Piloting an export value chain for a livestock product in the form of public-private partnership

- 5,000 farmers would have been trained and improved in capacity and technique on safe husbandry and livestock production value chain

- Developing a set of guidelines for standards on: (1) livestock products with food safety ensurance, (2) animal husbandry processes that meet safety and disease-free standards and (3) livestock procedures to ensure sanitation and environmental protection.

- Improving the information system, database of livestock products.

- Participating in dialogues on safe farming and domestic consumption of livestock products.

Organization and membership

Co-chair from the public sector: Department of Livestock Production, National Agricultural Extension Center.

Co-chair from the private sector: Due to the characteristics of the livestock industry consisting of many sub-sectors (pigs, cattle, poultry,dairy and animal feed), a group of businesses will join as co-chairs identified by sub-sectors, specifically as follows: Friesland Campina Vietnam (Dairy cow), CP Vietnam Livestock Joint Stock Company (pigs), Hung Nhon Group (poultry) and De Heus Group (animal feed).

Members of the PPP Task Force include:

a) Public sector: International Cooperation Department, Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development.

b) Private sector:

- Dairy cow: Friesland Campina Vietnam, Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company Vinamilk.

- Pigs (swine): Dabaco Group Vietnam, Masan Group

- Poultry: De Heus Co., Ltd.

- Animal feed: Vietnam Agricultural Products Company Limited (formerly Bunge Vietnam Co., Ltd), TECHNA Nutrition Vietnam Co., Ltd, Neovia Vietnam Co., Ltd, Representative of Ceva Sante Animale in Vietnam, Croplife Biotech Vietnam and other businesses supported by the French and American Embassies.

c) Other members: Vietnam Animal Husbandry Association, Vietnam Veterinary Association, Vietnam Veterinary Medicine Production and Trading Association, Vietnam Animal Feed Association; Vietnam Food Integrity Center (VFIC), The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).