The project “Legal Assistant to Contract Farming in Northern Vietnam”

The project “Legal Assistant to Contract Farming in Northern Vietnam”
Project period: 01/08/2015 – 31/07/2018

Project area: Lao Cai, Son La & Lai Chau Province

Budget: 4,999,480 DKK

Donor: Civil Society in Development (CISU)

Partner organization: Vietnam Lawyers Association (VLA)

Development objective:
Rights and benefits for farmers have been improved through strengthening legal capacities for the stakeholders involved in contract farming within ethnic minority areas in Northern Vietnam.
Immediate objective:
1. Poor ethnic minority farmers in selected districts of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Son La provinces will have support from competent authorities in contract farming negotiations and disputes with agro-industrial companies
2. Models/examples of fair and equitable contracts for different types of commodity will have been developed between Farmers Groups and Agro-industrial Companies in which both parties understand their responsibilities and gain mutual benefit
  3. The potentials of the Vietnam Lawyers Association and its Legal Consulting Centres  as trusted intermediaries will have been recognized by agro-industrial companies and provincial and national policy makers