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Livestock, Climate Change and the Environment

16-18 November 2009, An Giang University, Long Xuyen City, Vietnam


Edited by:
Reg Preston
Brian Oogle



Organized and Sponsored by
An Giang University and MEKARN Program

16-18 November 2009, An Giang University, Long Xuyen City, Vietnam


(Editing is in progress. Please consider the present versions as indicative of content but that changes have still to be made in many cases; the presentations in PDF can be accessed by clicking on the link in the column headed " Presentations").

Presentations Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
Man Objectives of the Workshop
Ngo Van Man, Regional Coordinator, MEKARN Program
Vo-Tong Xuan The MEKONG delta; risks and opportunities in the face of climate change and resource depletion
Vo Tong Xuan, Emeritus Professor, An Giang University

Peak Oil, resource depletion, global warming, financial stress and future world food and feed production

R A Leng, UNE, Australia
Preston Designing a farming strategy to respond to the triple crisis of resource depletion, climate change and the failure of the market economic model
T R Preston, MEKARN Consultant
Lindberg Re-designing aquaculture systems to avoid environmental pollution
Jan Erik Lindberg, SLU, Sweden
Rowlinson Live stock and climate change: a European perspective Peter Rowlinson
Ngoan National strategy to climate change adaptation in Vietnam
Le Duc Ngoan, HUAF, Vietnam
  Reducing methane emissions from live stock

Prediction of methane production in dairy cows in tropical countries based on fecal near infrared reflectance spectroscopy

Lecomte Philippe, Hiep Tran, Salgado Paulo and Trach Nguyen Xuan, CIRAD, France 

 Nitrate as a fermentable nitrogen supplement to inhibit methane production in cattle.

Le Thi Ngoc Huyen, Do Ho Quang, Preston T R and Leng R A, Cantho University
  Recycling Live stock wastes

Situation and development trend of biodigesters in Vietnam

Duong Nguyen Khang, Nong Lam University

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Biogasdigesters: Case Study of Pig Farmers in Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam

Nguyen Ngoc Thuy, NLU, Vietnam

Development of biogas technology for livestock farms in Thailand

Choke Mikled, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Vegetable by-product disposal and animal manures as a feed source to raise earth worm (Perionyx excavatus)

Luu Huu Manh, Nguyen Nhut Xuan Dung , Ngo Ngoc Hung and Lam Kim Ngan, Cantho University


Earthworm (Perionyx excavatus) as a main protein source for growing zig-zag eel (Mastacembelus armatus) in small-household, aquaculture-based farming systems in the Mekong river delta, Vietnam

Phan Phuong Loan, Nguyen Huu Yen Nhi, Tran Thi Thanh Van and Tran Phong Phu; An Giang University, Vietnam

Current situation of industrial chicken manure use in the red river delta and initial results of composting treatment

Bui Huu Doan, Hanoi University, Vietnam


Studying on pig manure treatment in order to decrease environmental pollution and produce bioenergy

Vu Dinh Ton and Nguyen Van Duy, Hanoi University, Vietnam


Evaluation method of treating pig waste by applying a model of fish pond followed water-hyacinth pond in Vinh Khanh state farm, An Giang province

Luu Huu Manh, Nguyen Nhut Xuan Dung, Nguyen Dang Tuan and Bui Thi Le Minh, Cantho University
bxmen Integrated fish, ducks and rice to reduce pollution and improve resource utilization
Bui Xuan Men, Cantho University

Use of redworms (Perionyx excavatus) to manage agricultural wastes and supply valuable feed for poultry

Han Quang Hanh, Vu Dinh Ton,Nguyen Dinh Linh and Nguyen Van Duy, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Rural Development, Hanoi University of Agriculture
  Environmental impacts and mitigation measures for invasive weeds

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture (A Review

Le Dinh Phung, Le Thi Hoa Sen and Le Thi Hong Phuong, HUAF, Vietnam
Thu Water Hyacinth in the Mekong delta; prospects for future use
Nguyen Van Thu, Cantho University
Hong Mimosa in the Mekong Delta; environmental problem or potential high quality feed resource for goats
Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, An Giang University
ThuHang Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): an invasive weed or a potential feed for goats?
Bui Phan Thu Hang, Truong Thi Bich Phuong, Vo Lam and T R Preston, An Giang University
kdong A study of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) as feed for growing rabbits
Nguyen Thi Kim Dong and Nguyen Van Thu, Cantho University
  Renewable energy from gasification of fibrous crop byproducts
Sokchea Developments in construction and commercial use of gasifiers for renewable energy from fibrous crop residues in Cambodia
Sok Chea, CelAgrid, Cambodia
  Improving soil fertility and reducing pollution by making better  use of crop residues

Mitigation of Carbon Dioxide Emission: An environmental assessment of rice straw burning practice in the Mekong Delta

Ngo Thi Thanh Truc and Duong Van Ni, Cantho University 
ThuyHang Conserving fresh rice straw as animal feed; a strategy to avoid the pollution caused by burning

Le Thi Thuy Hang, Nguyen Thi Hanh Chi and T R Preston,  An Giang University

Raksina Utilization of vegetable wastes as rabbit feed to reduce pollution

Raksina  Timkhlai, Choke  Mikled,  Supharoek  Nakkitset , Wichit Sonloi  and Kanitta Tikam, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Mui Utilization of agricultural by-products in pig feeding, its effect on nitrogen digestibility, nitrogen excretion and nitrogen losses from slurry during storage
Mui Nguyen Ba and Hai Dang Thai, Hanoi University, Vietnam

Rau Dua (Ludwidgia adscendens) and Rau Dua as components of recycling systems in pig production in the Mekong delta

Le Thi Men, Cantho University

Study on uses microorganism prodution to rapid treatment livestock’s solid waste

Luong Huu Thanh*, Mguyen Thu Ha**, Vu Thuy Nga*, Cao  Thanh Tam**,   Nguyen Thi Yen*, Dao Van Thong,  Institute for Agricultural Environment, Vietnam