Poverty rate in the highlands of Vietnam decreased to 12%


Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Programme Support has helped reducing poverty rate in five provinces of Vietnam from 25% in 2007 to 10-12% now.
Embassy of Denmark has announced that December 16 was the last day of Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Programme Support (ARD SPS) with a total budget of $42 million after six years of implementation in five Vietnamese highland provinces.
The project was developed in accordance with a cooperation agreement signed between the Government of Vietnam and Denmark which has helped reducing poverty in the uplands of Vietnam from 25% in 2007 to 10-12% today.
Giving speech at the December 16 review meeting in Hanoi, Danish Ambassador in Vietnam  John Nielsen said that: “Over a million farmers and their families in five provinces have benefited through the program, and rural people in the future will be benefited from the infrastructure and pilot models initiated with funding from the program”.
The six-year program from 2007 to 2013 was implemented in five provinces of Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Dak Lak and Dak Nong, at the same time supporting for two agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help promoting poverty alleviation in the highlands of Vietnam, especially for ethnic minorities.
The program consisted two parts: Supporting agricultural and rural development in five above provinces and supporting rural livelihood strategies and research in five provinces towards the goal of poverty reduction.
After six years of the program, at least 70,000 selected poor families in the highlands of five provinces have improved the food security situation and got higher income as well as more stable up to now. About 50,000 highland households got 30% higher income from traditional and other products.
In Dak Lak and Dak Nong, at least 10,000 ha of forest land was distributed to rural households or communities and all well managed according to the legal system.
The program contributed to creating model of bamboo and rattan growing in Na Tau commune of Dien Bien with a total area of ​​12 ha and participation of 27 families, making an average income of 33 million/year/ha.
Fruit production models were built in Thanh Minh, Ta Len, Noong Bua and Thanh Truong with an area of ​​4 ha and  participation of 30 families of which 90% are ethnic minorities, 30 to 40% are poor and 85% are women.
Tea growing model in the communities of Sinh Phinh, Ta Phin, Ta Sin Thang and Sin Chai has an area of ​​4.44 ha with the participation of eight families of which three are poor, four are marginally poor and one is female householder.
Intensive rice cultivation model for rural migrants to Huoi Luc, Ta Huoi Trang has an area of 8 ha with the participation of 2,140 families of which 40 are poor, 90 marginally poor, 100% are ethnic with 30 female householders. The model is expected to yield 60 quintals per hectare, about 2.3 million income per household and helped 40 households out of poverty.
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All comments [ 6 ]

Phạm Hiếu 12/2/14 12:30

It is important to ensure a stable life for people after this programme.

Huy Quốc 12/2/14 12:34

thanks to the national policies, people's lives have been much improved

Huy Lâm 12/2/14 12:41

Our state should also focus on improving people's intellectual development for a comprehensive society.

Hoàng Lân 12/2/14 12:44

Vietnam is developing in all aspects day by day

Vân Nhàn 12/2/14 12:47

It is very exciting about the achievements of Vietnam

Hùng Quân 12/2/14 12:54

policy of rural and agriculture development must be strictly monitored in order to achieve high efficiency, thereby contributing to narrowing the gap between rich and poor

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