Farmer Power: Raising Vietnam’s Agrarian Industry


Vietnam’s agriculture sector is one of the burgeoning industries in the country. A testament to this is its contribution to the country’s economic growth—accounting for 15.34 percent of total GDP last 2017. However, the sector is still scarred with issues such as the increasing demand from consumers for safer food and quality management systems.

In line with empowering the farmers and consumers, a Global GAP certification audit was conducted under the CoopEnable project at Truong Khuong Agricultural Cooperatives (AC) in Can Tho and Tan Thuan Tay AC in Dong Thap, where ASSIST met with the Department of Agricultural and Rural Development of Dong Thap to strengthen partnerships with local authorities. Non-compliance points were brought up during the audit, with corrective actions expected to be completed by April.

CoopEnable (Enabling, Building Cooperative Capacity) is a © 2020 ASSIST Asia. project implemented by ASSIST Vietnam, co-financed by KfW DEG and SGS Vietnam which aims to address the needs of both the farmers and the consumers by strengthening the farmers’ competitiveness through an effective model for cooperative development