Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety (LIFSAP) WAS co-financed by the Government of Vietnam and IDA Credit with a total project cost of around US$79.03 million. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in twelve provinces including Hanoi, Thai Binh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Cao Bang, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, Long An and Lam Dong for a 6-year period from 2010 to 2015 and 01 Central Management Board.
The overall Objectives were to increase the competitiveness of household-based livestock producers through production efficiency and food safety increase and reduction of environment pollution in livestock product supply chains (mainly meat) in direction of clean animal husbandry in selected provinces. These objectives were achieved through: assisting in training household-based livestock producers in accordance with safe livestock procedure; assisting in improving livestock sector standards from grassroots to central levels; and assisting veterinary agencies at all levels in monitoring procedures of food hygiene and safety from farm to slaughterhouse and markets.
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam
The World Bank
The major task of the consultant team was to conduct a baseline survey on implementation indicators before the commencement of the project and assessment of impacts after LIFSAP was terminated.
In the first phase, consultants focused on current assessment when the project start running, then the second phase was implemented in the last year to evaluate the impact of project to strengthen competitiveness of livestock production and food hygiene safety in 12 selected provinces and improving management capacity of central participated organizations.