Supporting farmers to improve sustainable agricultural production and adaptation to climate change

products and stabilized incomes for 330 people in 5 villages in poor rural Vietnam.

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Organization name

Center for Research and C

Year founded

2013

Initiative stage

  • Scaling (the solution has passed the previous stages and is growing its impact on a regional or global scale)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $10k - $50k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1,000 - 5,000

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Headquarters location: Country

  • Vietnam

Headquarters location: City

Vinh City

Location(s) of impact

Vietnam: Tan Binh commune, Nhu Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province

Website

https://www.facebook.com/corenacca/

Facebook URL

https://www.facebook.com/corenacca/

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

31.9% of Tan Binh is classified as poor, with 210 households headed by single women or ethnic minorities. 95% work in agriculture. Before the project, the average income per capita of poor households was 330,000 VND/person/month. Farmers misused industrial products like chemical fertilizer and industrial foods, which had high costs and low efficiency. They operated on a small scale and livestock often got sick .

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

General Objective: To increase the stable income from agricultural production, contributing to poverty reduction for poor households, poor single women and ethnic minorities in 05 provinces of Tan Binh.
Overall objectives: Increased stable income for poor households, poor ethnic minority households and single mothers in Tan Binh commune, Nhu Xuan district, Thanh Hoa province.
Specific Objectives:
Enhanced quality of agricultural products through 3 sustainable livelihood models that adapt with climate change for 60 poor households, poor ethnic minority households and single mothers.
Main activities:
• Establish project executing team and project monitoring board
• Hold meeting at village to introduce the project
• Establish group interested in livelihood and build operation regulation
• Farmer group plans to build model
• Hold meetings for Commune Project monitoring board

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Established Project Management Unit
Village meetings to introduce project
Established interested groups and rules
Farmer group plans to build models
Provided earthworm seeds, enzyme, chicken seedlings for 60 households
03 training classes on producing microbial fertilizer for the 60 households
03 training classes on worm raising techniques for the 60 households
03 training classes on poultry raising on biological padding for the 60 households
Tour to livelihood model in other localities for agriculture extension station, commune leaders and interest group
Seminars to share experience in implementing model among farmer groups
Supported farmer groups in implementing plan
Supplied: 90kg of enzyme to produce microbial fertilizer, 60 kg of enzyme to make biological padding, 1,700 poultries, 3000kg biomass of worm breeds
Meetings to share results and experience with 150 people

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

After the project finished, the leaders of the commune fully comprehended the techniques of the models. Local authorities committed to replicating this model into other villages. CORENACCA recently began a replicated project in the Thanh Chuong district of Nghe An province, in partnership wtih Vietnamese organization CHIASE and German organization INKOTA.

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

Adapts to climate change, and reduces pressure especially on village women and women participants.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

For decades, agricultural production in the poorest communes of western central Vietnam have relied on small-scale subsistence models that were poorly adapted to the environment and often insufficient. Furthermore, in the poorest regions, these models were propagated by either single-women-headed households, ethnic minority households, or both. The models often improperly utilized expensive materials such as chemical fertilizer and industrial food products, leading to high inefficiency. With CORENACCA's expertise and agricultural qualifications, we realized that there were much more environmentally-friendly and efficient ways for these communes to adapt agricultural procedures.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

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Photo of Mouhamadou Moustapha

Interesting initiative that needs to be more well defined, even more the part of financial sustainability. Best regards.

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