Stories

Hop Thanh Thanh Van Cooperative was formed in late 2017. The farmer members had not been accustomed to doing business on any scale other than their own household. Just a year later, with technical and financial support from the WEAVE project, they started to form production groups, diversify the...
September marks the harvesting of the cinnamon crop in Lao Cai province. Once the month is over, cinnamon farmers have already received the pay-off of their hard works throughout a long year. Like other farmers in Nam Det commune, Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province, Ms. Man, a local ethnic Dao, has...
Having not accepted the fact that the market shock would take away her husbandry results, she confidently put forward creative ideas to overcome the likelihood of production loss and triggered a potential for the development of a new business for her family and community… Ms. Tran Thi Lan, a...
Before you could set foot onto the territory of Ngo Van Tien’s pepper farm, you had to trot through a patch of powdered white quicklime laid out by the owner at the trellis gate. One reason was to ensure all possible harmful germs carried on visitors’ soles were wiped off – they might contaminate...
Every year Nguyen Thi Kim Thuy looks forward to the cherry blossom season in South Korea. It is not because she enjoys it; in fact, the Mekong Delta-born business-owner has never been to one. But her hand-woven products, thick coir mats and slimmer sedge mats, have. And, as she has been told by...
Somewhere around 800m up, amid rocky spines and crisscrossing gullies fanning out of Vietnam’s Northeast massifs, Ha Van Cuong gave up his scooter, parking it by a small babbling stream. “No wheel can get to this farm,” said the businessman in his 40s, taking off his helmet and setting off on a...
Câu chuyện của chị Nguyễn Thị Nở, thôn Khởi Xá Ngoài, xã Bảo Nhai Hồi Sở Nông nghiệp và PTNT cùng Hội Phụ nữ chưa về thôn Khởi Xá Ngoài để thành lập tổ nhóm cùng sở thích, chị Nở cứ nhìn sang các tổ nhóm ở những thôn lân cận mà “sốt ruột”. Khi tổ nhóm được thành lập ở thôn Khởi Xá Ngoài, chị Nở...
“Có những lúc đi vào các hộ có tình trạng bạo lực gia đình, họ cấm cổng mình ghê lắm. Nhưng sau đó cứ từ từ, hỏi han chuyện kinh tế, việc làm, sức khỏe của họ rồi mới hỏi đến chuyện gia đình. Lúc đầu họ không tiếp, sau họ thấy mình không vụ lợi gì lại có ý tốt nên họ còn quý mình gấp nhiều lần. Tôi...
Tea is one of the vital agricultural industries in Thai Nguyen. However, the process of drying tea raises many concerns about its negative impact on the environment and the health of producers. On the other hand, a large amount of waste from agroforestry production is a potential, but currently...