Centre for Social Impact Swinburne

Intensification of Beef Cattle Production in Upland Cropping Systems in Northwest Vietnam

The aim of this rural development project is to improve household livelihoods in mountainous crop-livestock systems in the North West of Vietnam.  A multidisciplinary team of Vietnamese, Australian and French researchers bring together skills in animal and pasture science, farming systems, market development, and social research, working closely with the Vietnamese Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) to explore how to improve the incomes of smallholder cattle producers through intensification of beef cattle production and better market linkages. CSI Swinburne researchers are leading the group focused on understanding rural household livelihoods and livelihood transitions via participatory and community-based research.

Project timeframe

June 2017 – November 2021

Research team

  • Dr Robyn Eversole, research leader
  • Dr Stephen Ives, research leader
  • Over thirty colleagues from Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, Tay Bac University, Vietnamese National Institute of Animal Sciences, Centre for Agricultural Systems Research and Development, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, CIRAD, the University of Queensland and the University of Tasmania.

This project was in collaboration with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).