Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony between IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative) Vietnam and the Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (VnSAT)
On 24th June 2016 in Hanoi, IDH Vietnam signed the Cooperation Agreement with Project Management Unit of VnSAT , under the strong support from the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development cum Vietnam Coffee Coordination Board (VCCB) Chairman.
The agreement seeks to promote the collaboration with VCCB to further support the dissemination and adoption of the National Sustainability Curriculum (NSC), improvement of agrochemical control, water saving irrigation, application of agroforestry system in combination with coffee rejuvenation, capacity building for farmer organizations, farmer field book application and information sharing.
Specific areas of cooperation within IDH-VnSAT agreement include:
The agreement is one of IDH and GCP’s efforts to enhance coordination and alignment among sustainable coffee production programs implemented by various coffee stakeholders in Vietnam.
About the VnSAT Project
The VnSAT project, which borrowed total capital of US$238 million from the World Bank’s preferential loan, aims to effectively implement the restructuring of the agricultural sector by strengthening institutional capacity of the sector, innovating sustainable farming practices and improving value chains for two (02) sub-sectors: rice production in the Mekong Delta River and coffee production in the Central Highlands.