The project aims to underpin the development of a knowledgeable and resilient smallholder-based supply system that can meet consumer vegetable requirements in a rapidly transforming retail sector.
IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES AND DONOR
HELVETAS Vietnam is supporting capacity building for producer groups, and upscaling and outscaling safe and counter-seasonal vegetable production. The Northern Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute (NOMAFSI)
have a coordination role, supported by Hanoi University of Agriculture (HUA), the Centre for Agrarian Systems Research and Development (CASRAD
), the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI), Fresh Studio (FS), and Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement (CIRAD).
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
provides funding support.
The project focuses on helping to set up and support a summer temperate vegetable supply chain from 3 locations in the communes of Van Ho, Muong Sang and Chieng Hac, in Moc Chau district of the Son La province. The region has a high percentage of ethnic minorities and a favourable climate for counter-seasonal vegetable production, access to key markets in Hanoi and northern provinces of Vietnam.