Project helps farmers in Son La increase incomes

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – 18:42:00 Print

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Son La (VNA) – The outcomes of a project to increase incomes
for farmers via agricultural restructuring in mountainous areas (SFIRIA) was
reviewed at Tay Bac University in the mountainous province of Son La on March

The project was part of the cooperation agreement between Japan’s
Kasama city and Son La province, under the auspices of the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The project, carried out between March 2016 and March 2018, aims to
improve living conditions and livelihoods of farmers in rural areas of the

Under the project, 30 households in Tay Hung village (Muoi Noi commune,
Thuan Chau district) and Tham village (Chieng Sinh ward, Son La city) were provided
with local resources in order to increase added values and improve the quality
of agricultural products.

Le Xuan Thang, Secretary of the Party Cell of Tay Hung village, said
the village has 12 households joining the project. They were trained on how to
build agricultural production models and seek consumption markets by setting up
stands at the village’s communal house. In the coming time, they will help
other families do the same.

In Tham village, vegetable growing areas developed under the project
have been certified as safe vegetable production areas. The involving
households have better incomes and living conditions thanks to stable

Leo Van Long, head of Tham village, said villagers now are familiar
with using organic fertilizers and growing vegetables in net houses, therefore
reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. All households in the
village have escaped from poverty, with annual average income reaching 120
million VND (5,300 USD).-VNA


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