Ha Tinh Farmers’ Union & IFAD cooperation results to sustainable economy, harmony in the community

Ha Tinh Farmers’ Union & IFAD cooperation results to sustainable economy, harmony in the community

In the cooperation framework between Viet Nam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Ha Tinh provincial Farmers’ Union and provincial IFAD signed the Agreement “Establishing partnership of cooperation on the implementation of activities under the design of provincial IFAD project” (Sustainable Rural Development for the Poor Project in Ha Tinh province- SRDP) on February 21, 2014 in order to implement general missions on the development of agriculture, farmers and rural areas.

Some of the activities of Ha Tinh FU in cooperation with provincial IFAD:

  • Promoting enterprises with potential investment in the agricultural sector in the areas of the project according to PPP model
  • Coordinating to organize training courses
  • Coordinating to organize and make demonstration of agricultural development of climate change adaptation and financial feasibility
  • Supporting to develop collective economic forms
  • Supporting loans for production of models from sources: Supporting Fund for Farmers of Ha Tinh FU, Agricultural bank, Policy bank

The collaboration between Ha Tinh FU and IFAD resulted to the following:

  • Establishment of models of agricultural production chain with the participation of actors, especially “role of state management”
  • Change in some agricultural and rural support policies in the province
  • Loan policies: agricultural bank; Policy bank; the Supporting Fund for Farmers of Ha Tinh FU has gone along with the models for borrowing
  • Vocational training: the method changed from theory to practice

The impacts on policies, methods and form of vocational training, show that the Ha Tinh FU activities that were better supported lead to the development of agricultural production chain, creating both sustainability on the economy, harmony in the community, and benefits for the environment.

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