Implementing standards of the sustainable agriculture in Vung Tau Province, Vietnam

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Vung Tau Province, Vietnam

A major Sustainable Pepper Initiative was started in February 2015, and is a project to help up 1000 smallholder pepper farmers in Vietnam.

How we helped

The project aimed at implementing the standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), Good Agricultural Practices of Vietnam (VietGAP), and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) so as to ensure the social, economic and environmental sustainability of pepper cultivation.

Funds and management support have come from the Foundation, Harris Freeman Vietnam and the sustainable trade organizations IDH.

The Foundation worked with the Research Institute for Biotechnology and Environment, part of Ho Chi Min University, and the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture to provide agronomy training and impart knowledge to farmers. Particular emphasis was made in the area of pesticides to reduce the risk to the farmers, the environment and to reduce the level of pesticides in the Pepper itself.

The project is managed by Harris Freeman employees based in Vietnam and our farming experts from India.

In 2016 we started a second similar project in the same province to help a further 500 farmers. This time we partnered with GIZ (ASEAN SAS Vietnam Team) who provided funds and support.

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smallholder farmers helped
year-long project

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