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Expert NameDr. Vanthong Phengvichith
TitleDeputy Director General
DivisionNational Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI)
CityVientiane Capital
CountryLAO DPR
Telephone00 856 21770094
Work Experience1) Managing and coordinating all research programmes and projects implemented by different research centres under NAFRI to meet the NAFRI research strategic plan, and the outcome or impacts of research should contribute the medium and long term goals of MAF in food security, commercialised agriculture production, stabilised shifting cultivation and poverty alleviation, and sustainable of natural resources management. 2) Overseeing overall development and implementation of NAFRI programme of research, capacity building for planning and research management in NAFRI and research centres (11 research centres) to implement research programmes. Directly coordinating regional research programmes “Livestock-based farming systems in lower Mekong Basin (MEKARN) funded by Sida-SAREC”; Upland Research and Capacity development programme funded by Sida; Climate change adaptation research project funded byACIAR. 3) Cconsultant; Member of the World Bank team to examine the feasibility of an integrated rural development. 4) Overseeing financial management and other facilities of the country research programmes and projects which are listed above. 4) Developing collaborative research projects with national research institutions, research institutes such as universities and research institutes in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, CIAT, IWMI, CIRAD and CIFOR.
Qualifications1980 Bachelor of Animal Science, Agriculture College, Dresden, Germany; 1990 Post graduate Diploma in Farming Systems, University of ueensland, Australia; 1997 Master of Sciences in Agricultural Systems (Agricultural Planning and Management), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok,Thailand; 2007: Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Sciences (Animal Nutrition and Management)
Number of Publications
Awards2010: Silver medal for best researcher awarded by the Government of Laos
Other Activities1) Consultancy on sustainable agricultural development in 57 impact villages of Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC), Lao PDR that aimed to optimise crop and livestock productivity that ensure improving livelihoods of affected villagers by the project, and in order to meet the Environmental Management Division (EMD) of THPC’s mitigation and compensation plans. 2) Consutlancy: member of multi-internationally and nterdisciplinary team of the FAO. 3) Consultancy; Member of the World Bank team to examine the feasibility of an integrated rural development in three northern provinces of Laos.
PublicationsI. Phengvichith, V. and Ledin, I. 2006. Effect of feeding different levels of wilted cassava foliage (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) on the performance of growing goats. Small Ruminant Research (In press). II. Phengvichith, V. and Ledin, I. 2006. Effects of supplementing Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) with cassava (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) hay and cassava root chips on feed intake, digestibility and growth in goats. Asian-Australasian, Journal of Animal Sciences 20: 5, 725-732. III. Phengvichith, V., Ledin, S., Horne, P. and Ledin, I. 2006. Effects of different fertilisers and harvest frequencies on foliage and tuber yield and chemical composition of foliage from two cassava (Manihot esculenta, Crantz) varieties. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 6, 177-187. IV. Phengvichith, V. and Ledin, I. 2007. Effect of a diet high in energy and protein on growth, carcase characteristics and parasite resistance in goats. Tropical Animal Health and Production 39, 59-70.
DisciplineAnimal Science
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