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Value Chain Study for Bamboo/Rattan in Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, Viet Nam

Date : 2010-12-06 12:16:01

DescriptionAs other value chains, the rattan and bamboo craft has a long history in Viet Nam. There currently is an estimated number of 723 craft villages all over the country active in this value chain involving some 350,000 workers. Each craft village has its own features, talents and fine arts. During the last decades, however, natural bamboo and rattan resources have steadily been depleted due to unplanned and poorly-managed exploitation, which has led to increasing raw material imports to Viet Nam from neighboring countries. In order to enhance the overall competitiveness of the sector in the programme's target provinces, the joint programme will work to build local capacities and extension services to manage, exploit and develop raw bamboo and rattan material in a sustainable way. In addition, it will work to enhance professional skills, labor productivity, and working environment for workers; develop the business and marketing skills of exporting companies and introduce new attractive and sustainable designs. This value chain study is prepared by the International Trade Centre (ITC) within the context of the joint programme entitled ‘Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor’.

http://greentrade.org.vn/userfiles/files/Rattan_&_Bamboo_Final.pdf

Name of InstitutionValue Chain Study for Bamboo/Rattan in Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, Viet Nam

Author(s) NameKristen Patin

Added/Updated byKristen Patin



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