Vietnam is a major pork producing country in Asia, but the pig farmers’ livelihood was threatened by the pig disease; Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). Data obtained from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statistics Division (FAOSTAT), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and Information Center of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in Vietnam were rearranged and analyzed to study the economic impacts of PRRS outbreak in Vietnam. The results revealed that PRRS was introduced to Vietnam through international dissemination from China. This disease caused a sharp decline of pork price in the market and decreased the productivity and profitability of pig farming.
Tropical Agricultural Research Vol. 23 (2): 152– 159 (2012)
How to Cite:
Zhang, H. & Kono, H., (2015). Economic Impacts of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Outbreak in Vietnam Pig Production. Tropical Agricultural Research. 24(2), pp.152–156. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/tar.v24i2.8000