VietGAHP pigs increasingly 'shrunk'

: Tuesday - 01/11/2016 10:20  |  Viewed: 1240
The workshop on "Modern Pig Production Management and VietGAHP Implementation" organized by Livestock Department has frankly pointed out the inadequacies in the implementation of this new breeding process is not new.

According to the report of 12 VietGAHP certification bodies, from 2008 up to now, 175 pig farms, chickens, dairy cows and honey bees have been certified in accordance with the "Good Animal Husbandry Practice" (VietGAHP). However, to date, only 100 farms have been validated. Of which there are 65 pig farms, 31 chicken farms, two dairy farms and two honey bee farms.
According to the report of the LIFSAP Project Management Unit, the project has collaborated with GAHP-accredited certification and certification organizations for nearly 9,600 households in 12 provinces in the project area. Total annual production is about 800,000 meat pigs and over 4 million chickens.
The rate of VietGAHP pig production is still low.
According to Pham Van Duy, Head of the Department of Small Livestock (Department of Livestock Production), meat, dairy and egg products of livestock breeding facilities are certified in accordance with VietGAHP procedures provided to the market to ensure food safety. Has created consumer confidence. At the same time, it has fundamentally changed the practice of ranchers from not having a common process towards a common process of ensuring food safety.
However, the criteria put into the process is not really close to the level and facilities of animal husbandry in our country; Criteria are cumbersome, difficult to implement; High cost certification. In addition, important content for traceability under the VietGAHP process is recording and tracking. However, this is hard to do for low-level producers.
Ms. Hoang Thi To Nga, Deputy Director of Nam Dinh Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said: "Over the past years, Nam Dinh has only 4 farms certified for VietGAHP procedures (two pig farms and two chicken farms). To date, 1 chicken farm has expired protection, but they are not registered to re-issue certificates. The implementation of the VietGAHP process is slow, because people are not interested. Why? The livestock sector needs to review the approach. Because, we do not have the information channel to help consumers distinguish the pork production under the VietGAHP process, where is the ordinary pork.
On the same point, Mr. Dao Xuan Truc, Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Livestock Association said: "We do not have sanctions to protect the rights of pig farmers under the VietGAHP process." Ho Chi Minh City has a very good model. All pork from the VietGAHP breeding facilities will be purchased by a higher-priced poultry company for slaughter and supply to the market. But try asking, how many localities do as Ho Chi Minh City? I know a lot of people who are not keen on the VietGAHP certification, because they have too many rigid criteria and the cost of certifying VietGAHP is not cheap. "

Currently, the Department of Animal Husbandry has issued 8 VietGAHP breeding procedures for new farms in accordance with the real conditions in Vietnam. However, according to Pham Cong Thieu, deputy director of the Institute of Animal Husbandry, we have not enforced the regulation that all livestock breeders must comply with the VietGAHP breeding procedures. That is like "mud to the pond", "fraud black". The state should rely on the law to govern. At the same time, it is necessary to strengthen the management, inspection, monitoring and publicity of product quality information of VietGAHP livestock facilities, so that consumers can trust the VietGAHP certification.
Mr. Dinh Xuan Thuy, owner of large-scale pig farms in Ung Hoa district (Hanoi), said: "Some people think VietGAHP pepper is scattered, but I find it very simple and completely applicable. Only thing, create good products that have to sell him "sleeping in the forest" is very inadequate. Therefore, it is necessary to set up a separate channel for VietGAHP pork beforehand, thus, without the need of the state to exaggerate, farmers also apply the same procedure. "

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