- Development and Adoption of Traceability System for Fish and Fish Products in Asia
- Appropriate Use of Bio-fertilizers and Bio-Pesticides for Small-scale Farmers in the Asian and Pacific Region
- Development of Soil-Crop Inventory on Heavy Metals and its Innovative Use
- Enhancement of Women Farmers' Role in the Development of Rural Asia
- Management of Agrochemical Residues in Food
- Improved Duck Production of Small-scale Farmers in ASPAC
September 17-21, 2007
Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Institute of Biotechnology
- Background / Highlights of Activity
Duck production is one of the most important and promising activities for rural development in many Asian countries. Ducks easily adapt to various adverse environments, and are well resistant to a variety of animal diseases. They can grow well with locally available feeds and less manpower is needed to raise them even under meagerly equipped facility, so that even women and aged people are able to easily manage the production. Since there is a great potential to improve duck production genetically and technically, it is a very urgent matter to share relevant technical as well as genetic information on ducks throughout Asia, and to enhance cooperation in this area among Asian countries.
- To promote efficient production of ducks for Asian small-scale farmers (SSF) through genetic improvement and improved cultural practices, and the enhanced cooperation among Asian countries.