Developing a Framework for Production and Marketing of Organic Agriculture

Developing a Framework for Production and Marketing of Organic Agriculture

Project Period: September 2004 – October 2012

Project Area: Hai Phong, Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc,Lao Cai, Bac Giang, and Tuyen Quang provinces

Budget: USD 2,240,000

Donor: Danida

Partner Organization:

Result of the Action
The project has defined the development objective is that organic producers and consumers are organised in cooperatives/associations/groups and are managing the production of certified organic agricultural products and the supply of these products to the local markets

The immediate objective of the project is a production and market framework for organic agriculture in Vietnam, promoted by VNFU, is in place and is appreciated by producers and consumers.

These following results of the project are:
• Increased awareness among consumers about organic food;
• Improved capacity for marketing of organic products;
• Organic farming systems are developed in selected production areas;
• Specific conditions and constraints for development of organic agriculture in a number of important agricultural production areas of Vietnam identified;
• Increased capacity of farmers to produce good quality organic crops;
• A framework for a national organic association has been developed;
• A basic system for external inspection and certification developed and operational;
• Increased awareness among government and international donors of organic agriculture and the conditions needed for its development.

ADDA's Role and Its Degree of Involvement in the Action

ADDA is the lead manager, and the project is implemented in collaboration with the Vietnam Farmers' Union. ADDA is fully involved in all actions of the project in terms of planning, implementation, monitoring, supervision, and financial management.