Viet Nam's Poor Gains from Participatory Agriculture Research and Extension

Publication | April 2014

This document shows how an ADB-supported project on agriculture science and technology engaged poor farmers in Viet Nam to address critical agricultural issues and led to higher productivity and exports.

This document shows how an ADB-supported project on agriculture science and technology engaged poor farmers in Viet Nam to address critical agricultural issues and led to higher productivity and exports.

Highlights

  • Viet Nam’s agriculture science and technology sector is beset with challenges, from fragmentation to insufficient resources to lack of linkage between research extension and beneficiaries.
  • A bottom-up participatory approach that engages poor farmers, especially from marginalized ethnic communities, promotes learning and stakeholder ownership of the project.
  • By linking training, research, and extension services, the country was able to foster natural resource management that the poor can participate in, with practical and sustainable results.