YAP proposal #288: Low-carbon animal husbandry (Trang Nguyen, Vietnam)

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Greetings from Vietnam! My name is Nguyen Trang, a 34-year-old Vietnamese woman leader. I am a development practitioner for rural development.

Supporting local farmers, especially small-scale farmers and poor people, to develop crop and livestock production in a sustainable way that is responsive to climate change has driven my work and passion over the past years. To pursue my dream, I have established a non-governmental organization called Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub).

Through this organization, I have been able to study the application of science and technology in the agricultural sector and lead discussion on adaptive practices to climate change within my country.

Vietnam is an agricultural country. In order to remain food secure in a small country with a population of more than 89.7 million (2011 estimate), the government has set targets for production of 24 million pigs, 4.2 million cattle and 297 million chickens and ducks.

Along with husbandry development comes high pressure on waste management. There is about 60 million tons of animal husbandry waste that is either used for fertilizer, fish feed, or discarded directly onto the environment without treatment. Husbandry waste without treatment potentially causes infectious diseases and other factors that can pollute the environment.

Furthermore, husbandry waste is smelly and includes mixtures of gases like NH3, H2S, etc.,  which produce a rotten egg smell. Methane (CH4) and CO2 gases, also produced by livestock waste, cause the greenhouse effect. Can you imagine that methane gas was estimated to impact global warming 26 times more than CO2?

When I was a small girl, I liked spending my vacation in the countryside. There, I had the chance to be more exposed to nature and play traditional games that cannot be found in urban areas. It could have been even more amazing if I did not have to suffer the unpleasant smells of pig manure whenever strong winds blew through.

During my working time with local farmers involving uncountable field trips, I have always been concerned about the fact that farmers have to breathe polluted air day by day. There is a critical need for local people to apply science and technology to traditional agricultural practices to ensure sustainability and pollution reduction from livestock waste.

Promoting eco-friendly farming by applying biological pads is an initiative that aims to promote environmentally friendly agricultural practices that are more adaptive to climate change. My project aims to apply bio-pads in husbandry in general and specifically pig husbandry in Thai Binh, one of the provinces in the Red River Delta of Vietnam.

This is a proper solution for famers in the agricultural sector in Vietnam, falling under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #1 and # 13.

I want to help local farmers to use the biological pad for pig rising. This model is simple to carry out and the materials used for padding are inexpensive (sawdust, rice husk, wood chips, and bagasse).

Bio-pads reduce production costs by saving labour, as animals don’t have to be bathed and farm cages don’t have to be washed. They reduce food losses for animals and end the transmission of smell from waste into the environment. They also enhance resistance to disease and increase the quality of husbandry products.

This initiative intends to involve more than 1000 farmers and other stakeholders in capacity building activities for improved extension and production of agriculture.

The initiative has two important phases:

  • Awareness and promotion of practices applying science and technology to traditional agricultural practices using. Use biological pad (Bio-pad) models for at least 20% of the selected site population, totalling around 1000 local people, through local meet-ups, seminars, workshops, and local media).
  • Demonstration on a larger scale of bio-pads for improved farming technology and better farming strategies for poor farmer households.

In implementing this initiative, we have started Phase I (from October 2015 to April 2016), developing the background of the local area and recruiting those willing to participate in the project from the local authorities. We have selected 10 representatives of local farmers from the Farmer Union to be trainees for the bio-pads Training of Trainers (ToT) activity.

“I found that using bio-pads is a good practice that should apply to small-scale farmers. Since I started using this technology I have seen nearly 80% in savings of the amount of water and time of caring for pigs because daily pig bathing and cleaning cages are not necessary. I have started encouraging other households to also take this approach to raising pigs.” – Mr. Ha, 45 year-old-farmer in Thai Binh province, spoken at ToT training.

We expect to go to phase II from April to December 2016. This phase is for developing farm training, giving guidance for farmers by demonstrating technology and better farming strategies using bio-pads. We will also petition local governments for replication of the demonstrations.

In order to target a large proportion of local farmers (50% of households), diversified tools and communication channels will be used to widen the impact of the project to many local people, including training documents, communication publications, contests, and local radio.

I am going to use social media such as Facebook for wider sharing of project results and making linkages to other effective communication tools at the district and provincial level, including the whole Red River Delta region.

If I am granted this sum of $5000, it will cover the additional activities at a larger scale, building leadership capacity and advocating for local government as a good option to adapt to climate change and avoid environmental pollution from livestock waste.

The proposed activities to be added include a contest about bio-pads to provide basic information and share experiences and dialogues on applying bio-pads. We will also coordinate learning among members of the Farmer Union and the local government.

Proposed budget:

Training and second TOT for local farmers: $870
Demonstrations of bio-pads for scaling up to poor farmers: $1705
Contest about bio pads to communicate good practices: $1005
Broadcast via local radio: $360
Documentation and dialogues with local government: $1060

We will measure our success through seeing an increase in the number of local farmers taking an interest in and applying bio pads into their animal husbandry (pig, chicken) practices. We will also measure success by the commitment of the local government to scaling up the practices in order to ensure a long-lasting initiative.

I am confident that this initiative will be completed within a year and results could be seen soon, with sound and multiplicative effects that are replicable widely for other provinces in Vietnam. In addition, implementing this initiative will contribute to women’s leadership development for me and my colleagues.

We are a community of doers and learners distinguished by a passion and perspective. With the focus of sustainable agriculture and education at a large scale, GreenHub and I also encourage communities in Vietnam to thrive sustainably. Join this initiative together!

Blogpost and picture submitted by Trang Nguyen (Thai Binh, Vietnam) – nguyentrang1512[at]gmail.com

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550 thoughts on “YAP proposal #288: Low-carbon animal husbandry (Trang Nguyen, Vietnam)

    1. Thanks Dang Trang for your comments. Technique to to the bio-pads is easy to apply after training for the farmers, espcially with rural area having agriculture residue

      1. Clean farming, clean food, clean energy is the most essential topics for Vietnam now. Because these issues are directly affecting the lives of people, originated from the farmer. Congratulations to your subject as it has very practical significance to the culture and life of the people. I hope your project will succeed , developed in Thai Binh and many other local

    2. this is a very practical and meaningful proposal to support farmers in animal husbandry in away that protects the environment for a better health condition of people.

  1. This idea seems great to me as my parents are now living in Thai Thuy district (Thai Binh province), raising pig for main livelihood. Can we join in your project? Thanks

  2. how is difficulty for use this technology? do the farmer can do by themselve? it is cheap as you mention and addtion cost raising for farmer

    1. The technique for bio-pads is easy to to, the farmet can do by themselves. Yes, they need to invest 5% of cost to raise pig, but the benefits and addtion earning is higher

  3. Great! I like your initiative! Please share with us the estimated cost for bio pad at household level

    1. Hi Ngoc Pham, the bio-pad can use for 02-03 year based on the maintaince day to day of farmers. They can add more sawdust, rice husk, wood chips each 06 months for keep the bio-pads dry

  4. after reading this post, Ilike the project so much. in my hometown, there are many farmer who raise pigs. so I want to know: how long is a bio pad used?

    1. The bio-pads can be used for 2-3 years, and the farmer can maintaining 06 months by putting more sawdust, rice husk (10% percent of amount)

  5. It’s wonderful idea! With its, the country side area will be fresh and cool and farmers’ life is more healthy and green.

  6. I see that the efficiency of project has significantly contributed to reduce the environmental pollution in animal husbandry fields. However, the author should describe the procedures under simple scheme, which will help readers get the overall model easier.

    1. Thanks for your suggestion. I could like to provide further information:
      The attention when fermented Balasa N01:
      Balasa a stable platform to ensure the N01 always dry, no loss of water from the outside in, as this will ruin the texture and effects of the cushioning.
      Balasa mattress padding thickness N01 from 50-70 cm (During use will decrease due to the compression of livestock and natural compression process). Need additional buffer layer thickness Balasa if declining N01 high.
      Use of materials of high fiber, is not easily softened and certain nutrient, non-toxic, non-irritating. It is best to sawdust, shavings, peanut shells, corn cob, husk, crushed corn stalks (length 3 – 5mm) …

      Raw materials, including:
      Husk and sawdust (the amount sprayed ensure sufficient thickness 60cm)
      Flour corn (maize) 15 kg
      BALASA N01 preparations used 2 kg (products that have been registered for production and circulation in the country)

      Mixing:
      For 1 kg of yeast and 10 kg original N01 Balasa cornstarch into the tank, 200 liters of water, stir, cover tightly. To stay warm place for about 24 hours that can be used (winter can last up to 48 hours).
      How to handle cornstarch (before starting work N01 Balasa 5-7 h): Take about 2 liters of fluid glaze did previously entered 5 kg cornstarch (corn), then mixing them to stay moist damp areas.

      The steps N01 sealings Balasa
      30cm thick chaff spreader.
      Use clean up sprinklers are chaff, husk used rakes to damp island and flattened surface until it reaches 40% humidity (husk on hand a handful of husks waterproof observed, squeezing do not see water wet hands).
      100 liters of irrigation are translated yeast, then evened 2.5 kg cornstarch (corn) has to handle men.
      Continue spraying 30cm thick layer of sawdust on top of the husk.
      Clean water are sprayed onto the surface, used for raking the island to damp sawdust until it reaches about 20% moisture (wet sawdust becomes darker color, grab a handful of sawdust strong feeling squeeze water out slightly wet hand but still to leave sawdust particles).
      100 liters of irrigation are left to ferment translation layer of sawdust, continue to sprinkle all corn residue remaining on the surface layer of sawdust.
      Spread 2.5 kg cornstarch (corn) has handled the rest on the surface layer of sawdust.
      Flatten them the entire surface layer of sawdust.
      The entire surface covered with tarpaulin or plastic.

    2. Thanks for your suggestion. I could like to provide further information:
      The attention when fermented Balasa N01:
      Balasa a stable platform to ensure the N01 always dry, no loss of water from the outside in, as this will ruin the texture and effects of the cushioning.
      Balasa mattress padding thickness N01 from 50-70 cm (During use will decrease due to the compression of livestock and natural compression process). Need additional buffer layer thickness Balasa if declining N01 high.
      Use of materials of high fiber, is not easily softened and certain nutrient, non-toxic, non-irritating. It is best to sawdust, shavings, peanut shells, corn cob, husk, crushed corn stalks (length 3 – 5mm) …

      Raw materials, including:
      Husk and sawdust (the amount sprayed ensure sufficient thickness 60cm)
      Flour corn (maize) 15 kg
      BALASA N01 preparations used 2 kg (products that have been registered for production and circulation in the country)

      Mixing:
      For 1 kg of yeast and 10 kg original N01 Balasa cornstarch into the tank, 200 liters of water, stir, cover tightly. To stay warm place for about 24 hours that can be used (winter can last up to 48 hours).
      How to handle cornstarch (before starting work N01 Balasa 5-7 h): Take about 2 liters of fluid glaze did previously entered 5 kg cornstarch (corn), then mixing them to stay moist damp areas.

      The steps N01 sealings Balasa
      30cm thick chaff spreader.
      Use clean up sprinklers are chaff, husk used rakes to damp island and flattened surface until it reaches 40% humidity (husk on hand a handful of husks waterproof observed, squeezing do not see water wet hands).
      100 liters of irrigation are translated yeast, then evened 2.5 kg cornstarch (corn) has to handle men.
      Continue spraying 30cm thick layer of sawdust on top of the husk.
      Clean water are sprayed onto the surface, used for raking the island to damp sawdust until it reaches about 20% moisture (wet sawdust becomes darker color, grab a handful of sawdust strong feeling squeeze water out slightly wet hand but still to leave sawdust particles).
      100 liters of irrigation are left to ferment translation layer of sawdust, continue to sprinkle all corn residue remaining on the surface layer of sawdust.
      Spread 2.5 kg cornstarch (corn) has handled the rest on the surface layer of sawdust.
      Flatten them the entire surface layer of sawdust.
      The entire surface covered with tarpaulin or plastic.

  7. Your project is very sound for farmers, I do hope you will got this grant. Do you introduce this technique of bio pads to other provinces in Vietnam? And can it use for other anminal husbandry such as chicken

  8. The same issue is happening in many provinces of Vietnam. I hope this project will be widened to other areas.

  9. It is a hot issue in my area I am living. No fresh water in canals anymore! All is black because of husbandry waste and rubbish.

  10. Great! Vietnamese farmers are the main beneficiary from this project. But not only them, the whole community will enjoy benefits when the environment is greener. It is required to raise community’s awareness and provide them active technical support. I hope you will raise adequate fund and receive enthusiatic support to do a model in a village then expand this model to other villages. Vietnamese farmers really need person like you, Trang! Thank you.

  11. Very interesting! I can feel your passion from the way you wrote, very straightforward and genuine. I look forward to seeing the project results. Wish there are more people taking green initiatives like you for a more developed and sustainable Vietnam. Cheers!

  12. I am from Thai Binh province, this project will enjoy benefit when the enviroment is cleaner and greener

  13. This is such a great idea! We need more initiatives with passionate project leaders such as this to build a sustainable agricultural community in Vietnam. Best of luck in your project.

  14. It’s very interesting to read your proposal on low-carbon husbandry animal. Your objective is very nice and I love to follow your project if it gets the fund. I do hope that this project will have a hand in promoting environmentally friendly agricultural practices that are more adaptive to climate change. Hope to see your good news.

  15. It seem to be very potential. Maybe you can crowdfunding to collect more resources for the Project.

  16. It is an interesting project. This is definitely the way to reduce the emission. I believe that you will get funding or support from international donors. I will forward this link to some of my contacts in the Ministry for Primary Industries of New Zealand. Good luck !

  17. Yeah, it’s a good idea Trang. However, I wonder that when it’s now extremely hot in summer, the bio pads will increase the temperature in cages. does it have bad effect on pigs’ growth?

    1. Thanks Thao for your concern! It is also one of technical issue, it increase the temperature in cage but slightly, and for degisning the cage will reduce the issue of temperature

  18. Well done Ms Trang. Your work is so inspiring! My mother is now raising 3 pigs in a small cage. I want to know whether it is too complicated to transfer old traditional cage to the new one that is suitable for this technique?

    1. Obstacles that farmers face when implementing biologic padding pig that is the old barn to renovate a barn on sealings incorrect technical requirements should not lead to success. Padding pig on biological environment than conventional high temperature should be a series of anti-hot, but many farmers have not applied this measure growth leads to unwanted pigs. The implementation required large amounts of sawdust, rice husks (or other materials) should not easy to make ends meet, due to technical and maintenance, maintenance of various sealings weak farmers should make compacted padding should the fermentation unsatisfactory or padding contains many toxic sawdust, sawdust too dry leading to swine susceptible to respiratory diseases related …
      To overcome the above difficulties should note the following issues:
      – Installation of misting systems and cooling systems to combat heat for pork, especially for pig meat and pig gilts, pregnant, boars.
      – To limit the influence of dust and give rise to respiratory diseases usually occur on the padding sawdust producers should add about 1 / 3-1 / 4 padded top layer is dry husk or straw ensure better safety for herd health.
      – For material for cushioning but needs a lot but absolutely can buy at a lower price (rice husk, sawdust …) by the actual source of sawdust in Binh Phuoc very heavy because of the processing factories, processing wooden…
      – Frequently observed, periodically loosened cushioning layer island; not to allow the gasket is too wet or dry, the foundation, moldy. After 50-day culture period, or to see the padding has plunged more need to add new fillers.
      – Further improve communication in order to bring the information to be many people in the province

  19. I think you should conduct more intensive trainings and raising awareness campaigns as it’s rather difficult to change a traditional habit of farmers.

  20. Thanks for your actions. Do you know other countries also use similar technology for animal husbandry?

  21. This is great idea for small farmers. I found very interesting and would like to apply this idea to raise chickens. Hopefully you will guide more detail about bio-pads to apply. Thanks.

  22. I have a relative raising pigs in Thai Binh. Which commune does your project implement this techniques? I want to introduce her. Thanks

  23. I hope that this initiative will bring back fresh air to Vietnam’s countryside. Meaningful and economic solution. Hope you success Trang

  24. Wow, your idea is really practical as many countryside areas in Vietnam suffer the same thing. Hope that this technique can be applied nationwide!

  25. Great effort for a Vietnamese woman who has continued passion for sustainable agriculture in Vietnam. Admirable!

  26. I am now living in the suburb of Hanoi and raising 2 pigs for my own family consumption. Can I apply bio pads?

  27. Hi, currently I work for Laos organisation to support farmers. Can you transfer technology of bio-padding?

  28. Tôi sống ở Nam Định gần tỉnh Thái Bình, liệu có thể áp dụng được đệm lót này không?

  29. The biggest obstacle of using padding is what? and how can it be overcome? My uncle in Thai Binh province can register to join the project?

  30. Dự án này hay đấy em ơi, có thông tin gửi chị để viết bài báo nhé. Could you provide me further information and initiaal results for sharing to network of students

  31. Your project is welcome and sound! An effective method to solve these problems, is to use
    biological materials on the known as a “deep bedding. Do you use Balasa or other enzyme?

  32. It so good solutions for environmental protection. I suggest that you should training local farmer keep good recording for pig health, mantainance of “pads”

  33. Well done, Trang. Your project is amazing. It not only helps farmers cut costs but also reduces pollution. Such sustainable projects like this should be encouraged and distributed widely. It would be great if you provide more proof of safety when using bio-pads. Any research shows that these bio-pads won’t turn into transmitter of diseases to animals after being used in 2-3 years?

  34. Chào Trang, chị Huệ đây, chúc dự án thành công nhé! Hope you win and support for Vietnam farmers as much as possible

  35. Raising pigs on biology bed a new and environment friendly technology that based on natural agriculture and microbial fermentation. Which kind of fermentation for bio pads

    1. Hi from Vietnam farmer, it is so nice to hear that submitted project? Could you give further details handbook of step? and can i share with my relationship in my hometown

  36. I am so excited knowing this is happening in my own country. I will like to meet you and discuss further on many ideas and the most important thing we need is research and research and research. We need to encourage individual from different field of Agriculture to come together as a group and embark on different aspect of research but to do this, you will need fund. Am a researcher, I know what it takes to do this and I will like to join in this kind of campaign. We need to strategies new ways of solving problems faced by farmers in terms of storage and availability of farm product in time. Please if you don’t mind to give me appointment. Thank you very much for creating this ideas.

  37. I hope you will win the prize and conduct this project as a base model to expand to other provinces in Vietnam

  38. I can help to connect with local media, I Think you should share information with Thai Binh television and local voice to get their support of dissesminate good practices

  39. Good afternoon! Hi Trang, I am in mekong deltas, could you think of expanding project to my region, in mekong almost of farmer raise pigs in small cage and lack of technique for waste management

  40. I do hope that this project will have a hand in promoting environmentally friendly agricultural practices that are more adaptive to climate change

  41. Hi there! I think the biological padding can also applying for chickens right? and change of technicques for chicken

  42. Can the farmer need more investment to do bio-pads and compare to benefits how the farmers get more income

  43. It is sound project! You should develop easy learning material for farmers such as poster and long term using

  44. Great initiative, its need for the country. Many organisation in the region do not fully utilize this avenue to share information.

  45. Like the project.
    Living bed technology offers many benefits but the core benefit is the most simple; and efficient way to turn both manure and urine into finished compost. Imagine a bedding material that acts as a host to beneficial microorganisms, bacteria such as lactobacillus. This absorbent bedding when healthy and designed accurately can actively breakdown all pig waste significantly decreasing odor and fly populations. This bedding also creates an immense amount of heat through decomposition and breakdown that can help swine stay warm during cold weather. This technique not only controls swine waste but, when managed correctly can create microbial rich compost for building soils.

  46. This is the approach that we have developed in other countries like China. We ferment just about all pig. Feces is removed once a day from the pen and placed in biopods or mesophilic bins to grow BSF larvae, and the residue of the larvae are fed to red worms. The processing of feces by larvae and worms takes place well away from the pig pen. The bedding is lightly sprayed once each day with a probiotoc liquid. We allot at least 2 square meters of bedding per pig. Surprisingly, if the bedding is composed of cut rice straw, rice hulls and a bit of rice hull biochar, the pigs eat bedding. Bedding never has to be removed,but only replenished about once each month

  47. I was in China, and they also use the same technique. Just share with you: Fermentation bed, namely bio-bed, is a newly developed pig-raising system, which realizes zero-pollutant discharge from pig-raising. An experiment was conducted in Tianpeng Bio-bed Pig Raising Farms, Siyang, Jiangsu Province. Catalase, cellulase and protease activities were determined in bedding(0~20 cm, 20~40 cm) and soil(40~60 cm, 60~80 cm) layers. The results showed that all enzyme activities decreased significantly(P<0.05) with depth; whereas catalase and cellulase activities significantly increased but protease activity tended to decrease with time in bedding layer(0~40 cm)(P<0.05). No apparent changes of enzyme activities were observed in soil layer.

  48. Hi Trang, I support this project. let help the farmers. I also care about meat quality from pig, and improved quality

  49. Raising pigs on biology bed a new and environment friendly technology that based on natural agriculture and microbial fermentation.It can effectively dispose pig excrement,reduce the excretion of wastewater,feces,carbon and nitrogen,then avoid the environment pollution and reduce the energy loss.Compared with fed pigs on cement ground,fed pigs on biology bed can significantly improve the environment of house and the swine’s welfare,and it also shows good prospects in promoting the growth,pork quality and health of pigs.Pig-raising on biology bed have advantages of environment protection and economic benefit. I support your project

  50. Pig raising on biology bed reduce the excretion of wastewater, feces, carbon and nitrogen, the avoid the enviroment pollution. this project is very useful.

  51. I support your project. Pig raising on biology bed has advantages of enviroment protection and economic benifit.

  52. I was born and grow up from Vietnam countryside. so I kown, the smell of pig manure is very unpleasant and pollution. I think that using such biology pad looks great.

  53. Environment in Vietnam is badly polluted, each little project will help Vietnam less pollution and greener.

  54. Have you ever thought of connecting state agricultural departments to your project for additional funding?

  55. Yeah, the same feeling to me whenever I come back to my countryside. The scene is so relaxing but the mixed smells of animal husbandry’s manure are so awful. Hope that you idea can improve this situation.

  56. I know this tech has been successfully applied in some provinces in Vietnam. Hope that it will be widely spread all over the country

  57. Let’s share this idea to more farmers in Vietnam. It’s really helpful for both environment and production

  58. Lots of advantages of this bio-padding are recognized. But there’re still some issues needed to be addressed. For example, the heat of cages will be increased which results in the outbreak of harmful diseases. Do you recommend any solution to this?

  59. Contact me if you have demand for biological products for your training and demonstration. I will offer best deal. Thanks

  60. I’m very interested in your idea. I can support you in communication phase. I will help you print out materials, leaflets…. with privileged prices . Join hands for the development of Vietnam countrysides as I was born and grew up in a very poor village

  61. This is a very wonderful and meaningful project. I wish government will concentrate on projects like this to ensure sustainable agriculture. Nice job Trang, God bless you.

  62. This is a new culture, technological change waste, to livestock development, while ensuring good environmental factors. However, the pig farms under the new method also expressed concern, such as sealings invested quite expensive, the price of raw materials for cushioning unstable, difficult to disinfect cages resulting risk of incubation, causing an outbreak.

  63. It is good that young people have recently shown interest in the agriculture sector. your project is good young lady.I wish you success

  64. This idea is so sustainable. I pray it works out for you because i see it easy to implement. Pigs don’t need a lot of care.

  65. With the younger generation taking the forefront now, I believe the Vietnam agricultural sector will be improved towards environmental-friendliness and high economic efficiency!

  66. Great idea! I think seeking sponsorship from government, private organizations will go a long way in scaling up your project. Best of luck.

  67. Model raising pigs and poultry use agricultural waste such as rice husks, sawdust, straw … creating complex microbial processing of animal waste are farmers in the province widely applied. This is a farming method on biological padding with many favorable factors for farmers solve the problem of environmental pollution, bring high economic efficiency. I strongly support your project!

  68. Regarding environmental issues, the model has helped reduce daily sanitary housing; reduce costs for swine disease control, especially for pigs. Pigs do not rot or crippled feet, fur shiny and clean, limit environmental pollution (odors, flies, mosquitoes …) .It sounds great

  69. I congratulate & support the efforts of Ms. Nguyen Trang. Wishing her the best in her endeavours to improve the well being of the society and onward to greater achievements.

  70. You haven’t mentioned any disadvantages of this technique. Do farmers need to know any special instructions?

  71. You’re going in right direction with whole-heart works. Don’t give up your dream. Success will come to you

  72. I think , This model can be applied to mass of the people, especially the small livestock farmers, remote regions because the low cost but highly effective again.

  73. With the project like this, you need many support. If you want anything, contact me at 097.666.1980

  74. Not relevant but your number of project is very meaningful. What is the deadline for voting, commenting?

  75. I have a big area but I still havent known what I should do at this moment. My farm is in Ninh Binh, I will contact you later for any suggestion. Thank you

  76. with this model, farmers can save hundred of millions and their pigs are healthy. I am really interrested in your project. Alles gute.

  77. I see that using bio pads also helps reduce labor when daily cleaning cages; reducing costs for pig disease control. Pork’ feet does not rot or crippled , shiny hair and clean skin.

  78. Raising pigs under this model limited environmental pollution (bad smell, flies, mosquitoes …). we should guide and encourage farmers to use bio pad.

  79. Wow, one big applause to you and your team. For a long long time, environment awareness is never a concern in VN hence the level of pollution in our country is high and that cause a lot of health issue for people. Cheap and easy to apply are the keys and it seems like the project is. Just a quick suggestion: following thru. Our Vietnamese has an issue with following thru, that is the reason a lot of projects gone bad or not successful. There should be a team to keep up with list of farmers who participate in the project, reach out to farmers to make sure they follow the right procedure, use the right material, and the maintainance take placed so the effectiveness is at its best. This will be the way you can capture the best data to show others and especially the government. And since you are here, why not do something with the way farmers feed their animals? Everyone is scared of dirty produces nowadays. One arrow for 2 birds? Congrats and wish you success with your project and thank you for being proactive

    1. Clean farming, clean food, clean energy is the most essential topics for Vietnam now. Because these issues are directly affecting the lives of people, originated from the farmer. Congratulations to your subject as it has very practical significance to the culture and life of the people. I hope your project will succeed and be replicated, widely developed in the Thai Binh and many other local

  80. So great! There is a critical need for local people to apply science and technology to traditional agricultural practices to ensure sustainability and pollution reduction from livestock waste.

  81. Raw materials used for bio pads are simple and familiar to farmers, technical standards are not too complicated.

  82. Raising pigs with bio pads help ensure meat safety for color, odor, taste close to organic farming. I think so

  83. With a nation has 80% people are peasant, I think we should have more similar project to help them change the living condition

  84. This model protects environment, improves productivity, and reduces methane which is one of the main causes of greenhouse effect. Totally support your project

  85. For farms, the way of using inert materials but absorbing and no decayed to cultivating microorganisms conciliates waste fermentation,especially rice husks. Microorganisms will conciliate organic fertilizer, urine to reduce pollution from waste fermentation, stinking, fly and mosquito. Specially, protein that microorganisms create from sawdust of Biological Pad will become ecological food for animal. During conciliating, the protein of organic fertilizer will transform to become protein of advantage microorganisms. Advantage microorganisms will advancedigestion process of animal, therefore the efficiency of using food for animal will be increased.

  86. Advantages of biological pad method are as followed:
     Reduce 80% of water use and daily work load of showering the pig and cleaning the pigsty.
     Enhance digestion and absorb-ability of the pig through eating and breathing of some beneficial
    microorganisms.
     No stinky waste, reduce fly and mosquitoes and pig germs, lessen pollution.
     Simple process to make the pad allows long term using of the method
     Enhance resistant to cold within extreme cold in Northern area of Vietnam
     Reduce external disease for pigs, better meat quality which enhance consumption and increase
    selling price.

  87. The traditional model with concrete ground which make the pig to be thin, weak and easy to get sick while the pigs in Bio pad are happy, strong and active. Thumbs up !!!!!!!!!!!

  88. The pig on the padding biology, not only shorten the breeding, hygienic environment, the health of farmers and communities; also improve economic efficiency, sustainable development for farmers.

  89. I know, the technique of bio – pad is not difficult, so farmers can apply. saving time and money. good for health.

  90. I read your project and some thoughts about your project. I think this is a practical project. It is economic efficiency and reduce environmental pollution.

  91. You can cooperate with university, such as Agriculture University to have more experience, because they have many trials and may help you

  92. everybody needs support from HAU university should contact Mr. Lien and Long at International Relationship Falcuty

  93. Nếu có điều kiện tôi sẽ xuống Hà Nội hỏi thêm bạn về dự án này, tôi ở Sơn La

  94. It’s really a great project which needs to be implemented. I find some possibilities of sustainability of this project

  95. this is the first time I heard about pig do not need to be washed, and I wanna know more about it

  96. Livestock methods using biology pads with many advantages such as water consumption, saving the wash stall, electricity and water, the pigs do not need a bath, reduce disease, major fast … especially contribute to protect environment, will open towards the sustainable development animal husbandry.

  97. Animal husbandry method on bio- pads has advantages, feces and urine virtually been destroyed so people also call animal husbandry method, are not waste.

  98. I think it should be applied for a wide area to have the exact result and make further research about this program

  99. My farther is farmer in Ninh Binh, could you and experts share the way to help farther as well? WWhere can i buy basaca fermalisation

  100. Mong du an nay duoc de ho tro cho nguoi nong dan, lam the nao de nong dan duoc dang ky tham gia vao du an ?

  101. thanks for being creative and innoventive at the same time and targeting farmer in vietnam, they are almost in husbandry

  102. The use of bio pads for pig raising has contributed to reduce the pollution risk and have very good effect on the environment.

  103. good! the information in your proposal is very valuable for me, I will contact with you to study more!

  104. as animals don’t have to be bathed and farm cages don’t have to be washed, there is few flies and no waste water. clean cages will help prevent these types of diseases .

  105. Reduce unpleasant smell of pig manure, ensuring conducive environment for pigs and safe for human health.

  106. This initiative is timely and relevant to both commercial and subsistence farmers.

    I would be very supportive of seeing this coming to fruition. Well done!

  107. Your initiative is so needed in the current context of climate change. We really need more eco-friendly ways of production

  108. Bio-padding is one of the technologies to reduce environmental pollution from reducing odors, solid waste, saving labor costs and water to clean the stables … Pets are not suffering from various diseases such as pepper diarrhea, asthma, skin diseases, respiratory. Increased growth and reduce feed consumption, increase the quality of meat and eggs …

  109. Pig gaining weight over 60 kg should take measures to prevent swine barn feces, urine concentration. Bio-bads are hardened for a long time due to microbial groups in bio-pads no nutrition. In order to overcome this situation farmers should tiller to the padding, not to buffer empty for a long time

  110. Good work. Please share it to your network to receive more funding for replication in other provinces

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