FIGNAHB Project: Biannual monitoring seminar 2014 in Hoa Binh

Within the framework of the project titled "Strengthening Farmer Interest Groups among Ethnic Minorities in Hoa Binh province", the Hoa Binh Farmers' Union, in collaboration with ADDA organized the biannual monitoring seminar on July 22 2014. The objective of the workshop is to review the results and progress of implementation of the project in the first 6 months of 2014 and develop work plans for the next months. The workshop involved 19 local facilitators, representatives of the project district farmers' unions of Cao Phong, Da Bac, Lac Son, Lac Thuy and Ky Son, representatives of provincial farmers' union and ADDA staff. After receiving the progress reports presentation of the project in the first 6 months, all stakeholders discussed to review the results achieved, analyze the difficulties and propose solutions to troubleshoot.

Concluding the seminar, Mr. Nguyen Truong Phong – the Chairman of FU - Director of the PMU emphasized some criticial points. He assessed that the report did not really specify the strong and weak points of each managerial level, cause analysis and corrective measures. The project implementation progress, he added, has been slow, particularly the construction of community development projects and must be speeded up. In the coming time, he guided that the district farmers' unions should focus on the groups that have good operation and strong commitment to become a typical model for other groups to learn. The Chairman agreed to enhance the provision of loans information and opportunities, especially loans from farmers' union fund at provincial and district level so that farmers can access preferential credit to develop their production and business plan. He was also committed to organize linkage activities to promote the connection between farmer groups with enterprises, traders, shops and supermarkets in Hoa Binh and Hanoi.


Discussion session of all stakeholders in the seminar

Nguyen Ngoc Hung
July 22, 2014
Picture courtesy of
Nguyen Duc Hoa