Foreign direct investment may improve productivity through technology
transfer on the one hand, and it may also have other positive external effects through
corporate linkages (e.g. market access, or improved terms of financing) on the other
hand, thus promoting economic growth. These beneficial effects are not automatic,
though. Until the mid-nineties Hungary had played a leading role within the region
in attracting investments. After 1999, however, the country started accumulating
increasing competitive disadvantages as compared to its competitors.
Protected cropping provides vegetable growers with an opportunity to enhance product
quality and improve food safety. The overall objective of this project was to provide
Vietnamese scientists and extension specialists with the training and tools to implement
and foster regionally feasible improvements to current vegetable production practices and
supply chains. This was achieved through: 1) greenhouse replicated experiments and
demonstration trials in Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam; 2) four in-country
workshops and 3) two Australian study tours for research and extension personnel.
Training related to all levels of management, including senior DARD and GRRC administrators and scientists, DARD and the GRRC technicians and extension workers, communal leaders as well as farmers. Two groups of farmers were trained, who farms the new technology has been applied, and farmers from outside the project to be interested to learn more about goats and apply new technologies to farm his.
"Investigation and control of the rice in the field and during harvest in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam" project is part of the Cooperation Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) between the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development of Vietnam (Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development) VACO Australian International Development (AusAID). The purpose of this project is to help households and small farmers in Vietnam to improve rice quality and prices to improve their income. The project will be implemented through a cooperative choice.
The rapid growth of the fruit industry in the Mekong Delta area of Vietnam has seen the emergence of many problems, including a shortage of planting material, inadequate nursery and orchard management, lack of agribusiness and marketing skills. These problems could not be improved with existing level of government extenstion service. This activity will focus on the mango industry in Tien Giang and Tra Vinh provinces where good varieties of mango are produced.
The Research Centre for Forest Tree Improvement (RCFTI) is a unit within the Forest
Science Institute of Vietnam (FSIV) which specialises in tree improvement research and
delivery of genetically improved seed and planting stock to meet the planting requirements of
the Government of Vietnam (GoV) as well as community and private sector plantation
programs. RCFTI carries out an active program of research at stations throughout Vietnam,
with its principal research station at Ba Vi.
Improve the availability and quality of food and forage for local goatsProvide Bachthaogoats genetic merit has been demonstrated for breedingEconomic assess the impact of technology on productivitySupport goats for meat processing establishments pilot NinhHaiGoat and sheep at the research Center
This report summaries major achievements of the CARD project entitled “Improvement of operator
skills and technology in small rural sawmills in Vietnam”. An extensive survey of the needs of the
rural sawmilling industry has identified the current and future prospects for forest industries in
Vietnam. It highlights the very significant importance of this industry to the economy of Vietnam and
future well being of rural populations.
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In order to overcome the limitation of land available for aquaculture in the central costal region of
Vietnam and to reduce organic pollution in traditional integrated fish farming, a new method was
developed called the ‘improved VAC’ In traditional VAC systems the manure from farm animals is
released into fish ponds whereas in the ‘Improved VAC’ the manure is used for earthworm culture.
The worm production is then used to feed high value fish species in tanks.
Improve the potential of the horticultural industries–export & domestic marketing•Work with established supply chains (a pomelo and a mango supply chain)•Demonstrate the processes of strategic plan development and implementation to the selected supply chains •Assist in implementing the strategic plan •Evaluate performance
Our experience in Vietnam proves that the diagnostic skills of field veterinarians are poor. These skills in some diagnostic laboratories are good; others suffer from inadequate facilities. The objectives are to improve the diagnostic skills of field veterinarians serving regional laboratories by means of a series of interactive workshops using the regional laboratories. In this way, the diagnostic skills at all levels will be improved.
The major result will be better diagnosis of animal disease, especially infectious disease.
The objective of this program is to improve Vietnam’s capacity for teaching and conducting research in modern horticultural crop production with a particular focus on vegetables. This should enhance the ability of Vietnam to promote rural development in these industries and improve the efficiency of and quality of vegetable production. The project aims to achieve this by:
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