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Growing more coffee with less water in Vietnam

A Vietnamese farmer is keeping watch on coffee beans spread out in many rows on the ground to dry in the sun.

01.05.2014 - 31.12.2017

Growing coffee consumes vast quantities of water. In Vietnam, there are sometimes water shortages in the villages surrounding the plantations. The SDC is working with the Vietnamese authorities and food company Nestlé to encourage local coffee growers to optimise their water use.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Vietnam
Water
Integrated water resource management (watershed)
Water for agriculture and food
Water resources policy and advocacy
WATER AND SANITATION
WATER AND SANITATION
WATER AND SANITATION
Water resources conservation (including data collection)
Water sector policy and administrative management
Water sector policy and administrative management

01.05.2014 - 31.12.2017


CHF 900'000



Remote sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging economies (RIICE) - Phase 3

01.08.2018 - 30.06.2021

Extreme weather events increasingly affect small-scale producers in Asia. Satellites and other information technologies present tremendous potential for improved country-wide monitoring of crop growth and insurance solutions for extreme weather events. With RIICE, SDC supports the integration of expertise from Swiss private actors and international public research centres toward modernizing public agricultural services and crop insurance programmes, offering performant solutions to Governments and producers to cope with production shortfalls.


More coffee with less water – towards a reduction of the blue water footprint in coffee production

01.07.2018 - 31.12.2019

Intensified coffee production in Vietnam, the world’s second largest coffee producer, has resulted in seasonal water scarcity due to over-irrigation and water mismanagement. In this project Nestlé and SDC partner up to support achieving sufficient water availability for all water users in Vietnam. The project showcases that saving water is both, sustainable and profitable, for small scale coffee farmers. An aspect featured in global outreach and policy dialogues as well as in Switzerland as the world’s trading hub for coffee.


Project completed
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Vietnam Community Management Project

01.01.2013 - 30.11.2016

“People know, people discuss, people implement and people supervise” is a Vietnamese government slogan to promote grassroots democracy. The government of Vietnam has recognized the rights and roles of citizens in local planning and decision-making. But do people have a say in decisions that affect them? Not yet. This project aims to contribute to the implementation of this slogan by facilitating a process through which communities “self-define” their problems, “self-set” their priorities, “self-develop” and “self-implement” their solutions, co-financed by SDC and communities.


Project completed
Project completed

Market Access for the Rural Poor – through Value Chain Promotion

01.05.2012 - 30.06.2016

12 million poor farming households, many from ethnic minorities, live in rural Vietnam. Their livelihood depends on agriculture, but their access to the market is restricted for reasons ranging from limited information to lack of services. Switzerland supports projects and organisations that strengthen linkages and cooperation along agricultural value chains in order to improve access of 10’000 rural households to the market and to create processing jobs. Income and employment so generated is expected to help the rural poor out of poverty.


Project completed
Project completed

Public Service Provision Improvement Programmein Agriculture and Rural Development (PS-ARD)

01.05.2011 - 31.12.2015

Despite Vietnam’s high economic growth rate in the last decades with impressive achievements in poverty reduction, the poverty rate gap between urban and rural areas is still high. More than 95% of poor people live in rural areas. In Hoa Binh and Cao Bang, where ethnic minority accounts for more than 60% and 90% respectively, the poverty rates are 16% and 25% in 2009 respectively.   


Project completed

Public Service Provision Improvement Programmein Agriculture and Rural Development (PS-ARD)

01.05.2011 - 31.12.2015

Despite Vietnam’s high economic growth rates in the last decades with impressive achievements in poverty reduction, the poverty rate gap between urban and rural areas is still high. More than 95% of poor people live in rural areas. In Cao Bang province, where ethnic minorities account for more than 90% of the population, the poverty rates were 25% in 2009.


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Project completed

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