TERMS OF REFERENCE Training for Farmer Groups on cooperative, business plan and marketing


ADDA is a Danish NGO founded in March 1994 in order to meet the need for rural development through agricultural education in Southeast Asia. ADDA has been working in Vietnam since 1998 assisting the poor and ethnic minorities in the Northern Provinces. The project ”Strengthening the Voice and Capacity of Vulnerable Ethnic Minority Farmers in Climate Resilience in Northwest Vietnam” (VOF) is built upon PanNature and ADDA experiences from the previous intervention “Climate Change and Ethnic Minorities in Northern Vietnam (CEMI)”, funded by the Climate and Environment Fund and successfully implemented from July 2014 to June 2017. The project started in January this year and implemented in 06 villages in Son La and Lai Chau. The objective of the project aims at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable ethnic minorities to climate change in Northwest Vietnam through the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and their participation in the decision-making process.

ADDA is looking for a national consultation team to carry out the training program for the farmer groups on cooperative, business plan and marketing with information following;

The main task of the team

 -  Develop training documents for 3 topics of cooperative, business plan and marketing.

   - Carry out 18 Farm Field Schools (FFs) for 6 farmer groups in 6 target villages in Son La and Lai Chau.

 Requirement expertise: 

  • 1Solid experience and skill training in general and training for farmers in particular. 
  • 1Advanced degree in rural development, agriculture, social science or other relevant development field is required preferable at least 5-8 years of experience working in Agriculture Development.  
  • Knowledge and practical experience in working with farmer communities, extensive experience in organizational development for Farmer Interest Groups (FIGs), ecological agriculture, green development, agro-forestry model, cooperative and marketing. 
  • Excellent PRA knowledge and skill. 


  • The training program is expected to be divided into 3 phases, the first one is in the first quarter of 2020, the second one is in the third quarter of 2020 and the last one is in the first quarter, 2021. 

Submission of proposal