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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

  • Dec 2019

    Organizing a study tour for the community tourism model in Ban Lac

    On December 3th and 4th, VIRI will organize a study tour based on a community tourism model in Ban Lac, Chieng Chau commune, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province for the community in Phu Mau village, Chieng Yen commune, Van Ho district. A study tour to experience community tourism services will help people in Phu Mau village, Chieng Yen commune understand how to implement community tourism

  • Sep 2019

    VIRI will introduce sustainable design at Maison & Object trade fair in Paris - France.

    During September 6-10/2019, VIRI will introduce sustainable design at Maison & Object trade fair in Paris - France. The products are made of natural material in combination with indigenous techniques of ethnic groups, especially Zeng brocade of Ta Oi people in A Luoi - Hue

  • Aug 2019

    Test tours and workshops in promoting community tours of Bau Truc pottery village.

    On August 21st 2019, VIRI organized a test tour and workshop to promote the tour at Bau Truc pottery village in oder to evaluate and learn from experience in how to organize tours, ways to welcome and promote connecting tours with travel agencies

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