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Joint Programme on Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor

Date : 2010-12-06 12:08:22

DescriptionThe overall Programme Context: The joint programme works to increase income and employment opportunities for raw craft material growers/collectors and grassroots handicrafts and furniture producers. The programme targets about 4,800 poor farming and craft-producing households in four northern provinces of Viet Nam: Thanh Hoa, NgheAn, Hoa Binh and PhuTho. These provinces were selected due to: (i) the high incidence of poverty, especially among ethnic minorities; (ii) the concentration of raw materials and local production of crafts; and (iii) the possibility to build synergies with past and ongoing development activities Within the four targeted provinces, the programme will focus on the five following value chains: (i) bamboo/rattan; (ii) sericulture and weaving; (iii) sea grass; (iv) lacquerware; and (v) handmade paper. The programme’s approach is to develop better integrated, pro-poor, and environmentally sustainable “green” value chains, enabling poor growers, collectors and producers to improve their products and link them to more profitable markets. All project outputs are directed towards changing the systemic competitiveness of the value chain and shall together lead to higher income of beneficiaries. Improved productivity in raw material collection, processing, production and trading will lead to increased sales volume and thus higher income and increased levels of environmental sustainability. The joint programme is is funded under the Thematic Window ‘Development and the Private Sector’ of the MDG Achievement Fund, a Fund established with financial support of the Spanish Government. The ‘Development and the Private Sector’ Window seeks “to facilitate the achievement of the MDGs through interventions that promote the development of private sector, through enabling policy frameworks, the growth of inclusive markets and the establishment of pro-poor public-private partnerships that create and sustain decent and productive employment.” For more Information, please download the joint programme brochure: http://greentrade.org.vn/userfiles/files/Brochure_Green_Trade_Final_English.pdf

http://www.greentrade.org.vn/

Street AddressSix Floor, Ly Thuong Kiet 20

CityHanoi

CountryVietnam

DescriptionThe overall Programme Context: The joint programme works to increase income and employment opportunities for raw craft material growers/collectors and grassroots handicrafts and furniture producers. The programme targets about 4,800 poor farming and craft-producing households in four northern provinces of Viet Nam: Thanh Hoa, NgheAn, Hoa Binh and PhuTho. These provinces were selected due to: (i) the high incidence of poverty, especially among ethnic minorities; (ii) the concentration of raw materials and local production of crafts; and (iii) the possibility to build synergies with past and ongoing development activities Within the four targeted provinces, the programme will focus on the five following value chains: (i) bamboo/rattan; (ii) sericulture and weaving; (iii) sea grass; (iv) lacquerware; and (v) handmade paper. The programme’s approach is to develop better integrated, pro-poor, and environmentally sustainable “green” value chains, enabling poor growers, collectors and producers to improve their products and link them to more profitable markets. All project outputs are directed towards changing the systemic competitiveness of the value chain and shall together lead to higher income of beneficiaries. Improved productivity in raw material collection, processing, production and trading will lead to increased sales volume and thus higher income and increased levels of environmental sustainability. The joint programme is is funded under the Thematic Window ‘Development and the Private Sector’ of the MDG Achievement Fund, a Fund established with financial support of the Spanish Government. The ‘Development and the Private Sector’ Window seeks “to facilitate the achievement of the MDGs through interventions that promote the development of private sector, through enabling policy frameworks, the growth of inclusive markets and the establishment of pro-poor public-private partnerships that create and sustain decent and productive employment.” For more Information, please download the joint programme brochure: http://greentrade.org.vn/userfiles/files/Brochure_Green_Trade_Final_English.pdf

Name of InstitutionMDG Achievement Fund (Spain); ITC

Phone+84.4.39393601

Mobile

Fax+84 4 39393615

Emailpmu@greentrade.org.vn



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