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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 2020

    Virtual Tour and Online Business Matching Event

    On December 12, 2020, VIRI organized event about virtual tour and online business matching event with customers through the Zoom application. The event aims to introduce and connect customers with 04 cooperatives (AzaKooh Green Brocade Cooperative, Bao La Bamboo and Rattan Cooperative, Kazan waterfall Community Tourism Cooperative) and cooperative products. The events took place from 09:00 - 10:45 on December 12. Please click this link for registration: https://cutt.ly/qgx2sR2

  • Nov 2020

    Launching ceremony: Promotion of supply and demand of Eco – Fair agri-food processing products in Vietnam

    Within the framework of the project "Promoting supply and demand for eco-fair and certified agro-processed products in Vietnam" (Eco Fair Project) funded by the European Union, Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI) in collaboration with the Center for Research and Consultancy for Innovation and Sustainable Development (CCS); Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co. Ltd (VNCPC); Funzilife Ltd (Funzi) co-organized the Launching ceremony of the project. The organizers invite you to participate in the Launching ceremony with the following contents: Time: 9:00 - 13:30 on November 24, 2020. Location: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel, No. 05 Tu Hoa Street, Tay Ho, Hanoi. Content: Introducing information about the Eco Fair project as well as the project's support program activities to promote sustainable production and markets for eco-fair agro-processed products in Vietnam, contributing to prosperity, reducing poverty, enhancing livelihoods, towards a circular economy and green growth in Vietnam.

  • Nov 2020

    Virtual tour to connect Japanese and Vietnamese agencies and businesses with Kazan Waterfall Community Tourism Cooperative

    Participating in a virtual tour to connect Japanese and Vietnamese agencies and businesses with Kazan Waterfall Community Tourism Cooperative (Nam Dong District, Thua Thien Hue Province) is part of NGO -JICA 2020 training course organized by JICA Vietnam. The event will take place from 09:25 to 11:10 on November 13, 2020.

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