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Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute

Welcome to the website of the Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI) - a leading non-governmental organization established by the Ethnology Association and licensed by Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam to support the sustainable development of rural industries in Vietnam since 1997.

Rural industries play a prominent role in rural socio-economic development in general and rural development programs in Vietnam in particular. During the past 20 years, VIRI has been focusing its efforts in improving the socio-economic conditions, and an overall balance of rural and urban industrial activities, diversify rural income sources especially through non-agricultural activities which in turn, reduces the migration of labour from rural to urban areas as well as enhance the role of women in the family and society.

Full introduction

In recent years, VIRI has been supporting more than 200 companies, cooperatives and production groups benefitting over 50,000 households with a positive impact in terms of income improvement, climate change mitigation and women empowerment. VIRI is a formal Business Support Organization of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) in Vietnam, 10 Fair Trade principles are being applied in our philosophy and daily work.

VIRI is committed to the sustainable development of rural industries in Vietnam. In doing so, we have been cooperating with Vietnamese and International organizations to study and implement a wide array of creative initiatives to encourage the development of community-driven local rural industries and other community development programs and projects throughout Vietnam with positive effects on the economy, society and environment.

Thank you for your interest in VIRI

Director
Nguyen Bao Thoa, DBA
 

Up-coming Events

  • Jun 2019

    VIRICO introduced products in Sapporo Fair Trade Festival 2019

    Fair Trade Festival Sapporo 2019 (Fairtrade Festa in Sapporo 2019) will take place on 29th and 30th June, 2019 at 10 Odori Park, Sapporo City, Japan VIRICO's products will be sold at the booth of JV Style. Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, has been certified as "Fairtrade Town" since 1st June, 2019. Event web page http://fairfes.sub.jp/ Event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fairfestosapporo

  • Jun 2019

    Three workshops connecting raw material suppliers with manufacturers

    In the coming time, three workshops connecting raw material suppliers with manufacturers in Chuong My, Gia Lam and Thach That districts with the participation of suppliers of raw materials , units involved in local traditional handicraft production and beneficiary households of the project "Technical Support for Enhancing the National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Viet Nam. This is a good chance to enhancing awareness of child labor and improve livelihoods as well as increase job opportunities.

  • Jan 2019

    The Oita OVOP International Exchange Promotion Committee, Vietcraft and VIRI are going to sign a Cooperation Agreement

    The Oita OVOP International Exchange Promotion Committee, Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association (Vietcraft) and Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI) are going to sign a Cooperation Agreement in order to promote OVOP activities in Vietnam and international countries. This agreement has valid from January 01, 2019 – December 31, 2024

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