FAO Representation
Viet Nam

Lauching Event for Project UNJP/VIE/052/UNJ "Strengthening Vietnamese SPS Capacities for Trade – Improving Safety and Quality of Fresh Vegetables through the Value Chain Approach, Follow up Phase”

Lauching Event for Project UNJP/VIE/052/UNJ "Strengthening Vietnamese SPS Capacities for Trade – Improving Safety and Quality of Fresh Vegetables through the Value Chain Approach, Follow up Phase”

04 Oct 2013 -- The launching event of the new project under One Plan Fund 2 is organized in headquarter of the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI). the project “Strengthening Vietnamese SPS Capacities for Trade - Improving safety and quality of fresh vegetables through the value chain approach”, supported by FAO with an aim to enhance the SPS capacity of the vegetable sector in Vietnam and help the country capture market opportunities for fresh vegetables both in the domestic and international markets.

This project will be implemented in 3 years (2013 – 2016) with the total expected financial aid of USD 350,000 and has the main objectives as following:

Capacity building programme aimed at improving the safety and quality of vegetables using a value chain approach through training for local farmers, processors and traders (FFS, FBS) on off season tomato and chayote (Son La province), tomato and cabbage (Lam Dong province), gherkin and cherry tomato (Hung Yen province);

Promotion of market opportunities for specific vegetables grown in Vietnam with more attention given to the development of demonstrations/models of leaf/fresh vegetables, which are satisfying the SPS requirements to supply safe and high quality products for markets in big cities and industrial zones, thereby establishing a quality  and safety control system for fresh vegetable products, establishing and promoting trademarks for selected products in project sites;

Where possible, improving market linkages between producer organizations and domestic and international markets via workshops, meetings, field days, trademark setting up, market accessibility.

Specific objectives of this project will focus on:

To improve the safety and quality of vegetables using a value chain approach through training for local farmers, processors and traders for specific vegetable varieties

To promote market opportunities for specific vegetables grown in Vietnam with more attention given to the development of demonstrations/models of leaf/fresh vegetables, which are satisfying the SPS requirements to supply safe and high quality products for markets in big cities and industrial zones, thereby establishing a quality  and safety control system for fresh vegetable products, establishing and promoting trademarks for selected products in project sites;

To improve market linkages between producer organizations and domestic and international markets via workshops, meetings, field days, trademark setting up, market accessibility.

FAO Representative, Mr. JongHa Bae emphasised that “FAO will  support this trade facilitation through promoting good practices in fresh vegetable production with higher quality, safety and market access opportunities”.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, National Programme Officer, FAO Viet Nam, 04 39424208 ext 40 or  huong.nguyenthi@fao.org