Production of bamboo and rattan products for exports at a company in Chuong My district, Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Nghe An (VNA) – Some 4.3 million EUR (5 million USD) will be funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid) for the project “Inclusive and sustainable clam and bamboo value chains development in Vietnam.” The project aims to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality in rural areas of Vietnam through inclusive and sustainable value chain development. It will support small-scale producers and micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) processors of clam value chain in the Mekong Delta provinces of Ben Tre, Tra Vinh and Tien Giang, and bamboo chain in central Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces to increase income from sustainable production and business practices from 2018 – 2022. It looks to provide technical support for leading clam and bamboo producers to have sustainably … [Read more...] about EU-funded project to sustainably develop clam, bamboo value chains
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The partners included the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the authorities of Lam Dong, Nghe An and Ha Nam provinces and those in the private sector. Several pilot projects are being carried out in the provinces, and if successful, the models will be brought to other localities. They are in the framework of a medium- and long-term vision for agricultural co-operation between Vietnam and Japan approved in last August to establish agricultural value chains in Vietnam, with the participation of State agencies and the private sector from both countries. Earlier, in 2014, Japan and Vietnam held a high-level bilateral dialogue on agricultural co-operation. The main activities in the experimental model in Nghe An include agricultural production, animal husbandry, breeding and variety development, harvesting, product transport, processing and export, with the starting point based on the needs of the market. Involved production facilities are selected from among 400 … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – JICA supports developing Vietnam’s agricultural product value chain
(VOVworld)-Vietnam moves towards promoting comprehensive and sustainable agricultural value chains in integration with global value chains and climate change response. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong made the statement while evaluating the outcomes of the World Economic Forum. He said Vietnam has closely worked with WEF in various fields including the New Vision for Agriculture Initiative. Vietnam joined the initiative in 2010 by engaging the state, businesses, and farmers and implementing the public-private partnership (PPP) model. The PPP activities in agriculture have been implemented under the form of the “Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture in Vietnam” (PSAV) hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The PSAV has set targets to improve the standards for a sustainable agricultural development, support policies and efficient farming methods in Vietnam, and strengthen the partnership between the ministry and partners. … [Read more...] about Vietnam promotes comprehensive, sustainable agricultural value chains
PVCFC, AGPPS join forces to form rice value chain Trung Chanh By Trung Chanh - The Saigon Times Daily CAN THO - PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Company Limited (PVCFC) and An Giang Plant Protection Joint Stock Company (AGPPS) on April 3 signed a strategic cooperation agreement on sustainable agricultural development as part of their joint efforts to complete a rice value chain. The chain is aimed at raising incomes for the farmers who work with AGPPS. According to the pact, the chain also includes supply of fertilizer, insecticide and latest technological applications as well as rice consumption for the farmers participating in large-scaled paddy fields developed by AGPPS. AGPPS will be a sole distributor of the products which are jointly developed by the companies and a strategic distributor of the products that PVCFC turns out in Cambodia. Bui Minh Tien, general director of PVCFC, said the partnership would support the two sides in carrying out production and trading activities, … [Read more...] about PVCFC, AGPPS join forces to form rice value chain
How to Enhance Role of Trading Companies in Value Chain of Rice and Catfish? In recent years, Vietnam's agriculture has gained certain development, making important contributions to the export sector of various agricultural commodities, especially rice and catfish. However, this development remains short of fulfilling the sector’s full potential; one of the reasons is the absence of a successful value chain for agricultural products. One important measure to develop the value chain of agricultural products is to encourage trade enterprises to participate. Currently, there are still many difficulties hindering enterprises when participating in the agricultural value chain relating to activities of trade promotion, production stimulation, ensuring product quality and reasonable price for consumers. The trade companies’ role is under-appreciated. This has made it more difficult for the catfish industry. In addition, the role of rice buyer is also not been recognized … [Read more...] about How to Enhance Role of Trading Companies in Value Chain of Rice and Catfish?