Scaling up of Ethical Biotrade Initiative within phyto-pharmaceutical sector in Vietnam

Overall goal

International recognition for Vietnam as a supplier of natural ingredient products for phyto- pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries- sourced and processed according to voluntary Ethical Biotrade (EBT) standard.

IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES AND DONOR

The project is funded by the European Commission and implemented by HELVETAS Intercooperation gGmbH and CRED. HEVETAS is responsible for managing the project while CRED acts as facilitator, coach and provider of technical and methodological competence.

Objectives

  • Ethical BioTrade inititatives within phyto-pharmaceutical sector in Vietnam are scaled up.

Project Partners

  • 12 small and medium sized phyto- pharmaceutical enterprises;
  • Ministry of Health;
  • Ministry of Science and Technology;
  • Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment.

APPROACH

  • The business model of Ethical Biotrade of Natural Ingredient products will be scaled up to at least 8 new SMEs in phyto-pharmaceutical and natural cosmetic sector;
  • SME will apply for and become members of the Union of Ethical BioTrade;
  • Farmer Field School approach is applied as the main method to build technical capacities at farmers’ level;
  • All value chain actors will receive training on Access and Benefit Sharing mechanism with a special focus on farmer groups;
  • Strategic communication and marketing campaigns and consumers will develop awareness on sustainable business models, EBT concept and EBT products.

MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS BY END OF 2016

  • Strategic cooperation with National Institute of Medicinal Materials (NIMM) and 14 SME in phyto-pharmaceutical sector;
  • A long-term communication strategy for raising public awareness on BioTrade with the launch of a 4 year campaign named “BioTrade – Goods from nature. Good for nature”;
  • More than 2000 smallholder farmers joined 25 EBT value chains and stable supplies to EBT enterprises;
  • An enabling policy and regulatory framework for BioTrade initiatives is stimulating the sustainable growth of the phyto-pharmaceutical sector in Vietnam.

BUDGET

2,063,000 EUR PERIOD: 2016-2020

MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROJECT

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Main contact

Mr. Cuong Vien
Project Manager
Email: cuong.vien@helvetas.org
Website: 
biotradevietnam.org/en

Project Office

298F Kim Ma 
Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel  +84-4-3843-1750
Fax +84-4-3843-1744