Project final report

Forage legumes for supplementing village pigs in Lao PDR - Final report

Date released
21 November 2010
978 1 921738 35 7
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Phonepaseuth Phengsavanh, Soukanh Keonouchanh, Viengsavanh Phimphachanvongsod and Ammaly Phengvilaysouk, and John Kopinski


This project aimed to facilitate farmers' access to improved legume-based pig feeding strategies that would increase the financial returns from smallholder pig production in Laos. Outcomes of this project included:

  • Improved the capacity of development practitioners to scale-out the use of Stylo 184 and other forage legumes as high-quality supplements to protein deficient, traditional pig diets in smallholder farming systems.
  • Improved the survival and growth of piglets in smallholder production systems through improved protein nutrition derived from forage and dual-purpose legumes.