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Value Chain Study for Handmade Paper in Hoa Binh Province, Viet Nam

Date : 2010-12-06 12:24:46

DescriptionHandmade paper has been produced in Viet Nam since the 3rd century and has been used for many purposes, especially for painting, drawing, making handicrafts like notebooks, stationaries etc. In the Northwest of Viet Nam, handmade paper is popularly used during local festivals or at various religious activities. Handmade paper, or "Giay Do", is a type of paper, which is produced from the bark of the "Do" or "Duong" trees. It is based on a handicraft process, which has been transferred from generation to generation in several traditional handicraft villages of Viet Nam, especially among ethnic minorities. The programme will work to build a sustainable handmade paper subsector in Hop Hoa commune, Hoa Binh province, with sustainable Duong trees plantation and higher quality of paper that is attractive to Local consumers, foreign tourists and international buyers. To this end, the project aims to assist beneficiaries in Hoa Binh provice in introducing sustainable Duong tree cultivation, expand the number of handmade paper makers in the commune, upgrade the production capacity and skills of final products producers and develop new markets for hand-made paper products. 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’.

Name of InstitutionValue Chain Study for Handmade Paper in Hoa Binh Province, Viet Nam

Author(s) NameKristen Patin

Added/Updated byKristen Patin

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