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A sustainable rural society, where no poverty exists and people act responsibly toward the environment

In the afternoon of November 10th, the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD) and Agricultural Technology Centre of Nam Giang district, Quảng Nam province (Centre) organized a joint meeting of stakeholders participating in the project Associated agriculture for long-term income stabilization of ethnic minorities and equal integration in community development in Vietnam” (BMZ project). Heads of Agriculture and Rural Development Division and WVV regional office in Nam Giang district (World Vision Vietnam) also joined the meeting.

Photo 1: Overview of the meeting

The meeting aimed to clarify the black pig value chain approach; developed and agreed on the plans, roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in the BMZ project.

At the meeting, Dr. Hồ Lê Phi Khanh, BMZ manager introduced the value chain approach and presented the overall plan of the project. Also, Dr. Khanh answered the questions from partners.

Photo 2: Dr. Hồ Lê Phi Khanh, BMZ project manager

The CRD proposed the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders so that partners could add comments and came to conclusion. Participants discussed and provided practical ideas at the meeting.

Mr. Hồ Thanh Sơn, Head of WVV regional office in Nam Giang district emphasized the importance of feedback channels to ensure the transparency of project for departments at all levels. The feedback channels shall be greatly helpful for project implementers in updating feedbacks from farmers and organizations.

In addition, partners listed difficulties during the project implementation at the moment such as natural disasters, African swine fever virus, foot-and-mouth disease virus and Covid-19 pandemic. Partners also concerned about the project progress and suggested to adjust the plans in the late 2020.

The CRD and Agricultural Technology Centre of Nam Giang district received the comments of participants in the meeting to finalize the joint plan for the project implementation.

The BMZ project is implemented by CRD and WVV and funded by The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and World Vision Deutschland (WVD). The target of the project is to improve the livelihood of local farmers through developing black pig value chains and enhance the participation of ethnic minority communities in the project. There are about 600 poor and near-poor households in four communes and one town of Nam Giang district expected to improve their livelihood and get better income by applying advance techniques in animal farming./.