Project title: Strengthening the Voice and Capacity of Vulnerable Ethnic Minority Farmers in Climate Resilience in Northwest Vietnam (VOF)

Implementation period: From Jan, 2019 – Dec, 2021

Province: Lai Chau, Son La.
Budget by CISU : 4.000.000 DKK
Partners: PanNature, Farmer Union of Son La and Lai Chau.
Development Objectives:
The resilience of vulnerable ethnic minorities to climate change in Northwest Vietnam have been strengthened through the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and their participation in the decision-making process.”

Immediate Objectives:

  • On 31 December 2021, at least 4 out of 6 farmer responsive groups (FRG) and 2 local NGO partners are increasingly influencing local and national decision making on rural development
  • On 31 December 2021, 6 climate-smart agricultural villages for demonstration and advocacy purposes have been established in Son La and Lai Chau provinces and at least 70 % of the 5.000 participating families in the two provinces have increased their income with at least 40 % from sale of PGS certified agricultural products
  • At the end of the project results and achievements have been recognized by provincial authorities of the target area and were broadly shared and discussed for up scaling at national and international level at different venues in the Lower Mekong sub-region.

Target group and participants:
The project will directly target to about 9.000 the poor ethnic minority farmers of 200 households in 6 villages representing for 6 agro-ecological zones (AEZ) in up north of Vietnam