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A fisherwoman at work in the Mekong Delta. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
Our sustainable food and resource rights projects aim to ensure an increasing number of marginalised smallholder producers are able to access and control natural resources.
The fishing industry in Vietnam is a major source of employment and income. There are about five million people working in fishing, the majority of whom are women. Wild capture fishery, meaning wild fish caught in either saltwater or freshwater, employs more than 1.4 million fishers. As the demand...
Oxfam has a long history of engagement with Unilever at the global level. Building on this experience, during 2011 Oxfam undertook a study of labour standards in Unilever’s operations and supply chain, with Unilever’s active cooperation. Vietnam was selected as the country case study,...
Shrimp production in Vietnam is a booming business, with the sector growing more than 300 percent in terms of volume between 2001 and 2012. Shrimp farming provides a livelihood for more than one million people and has the potential to substantially improve the income of small-scale producers, who...
The pork industry in Vietnam creates around four million full-time jobs each year. Most pig farms are relatively small, with more than 85 percent of 3.5 million households breeding just one to nine pigs per batch. In these small-scale producer families it is often women who take care of the pigs...
Across Southeast Asia, rattan and bamboo play an invaluable part in rural people’s livelihoods. In Vietnam, roughly 15 million poor people living in mountainous areas depend on non-timber forest products, with rattan and bamboo among the most important. More than 80 percent of those who work...
The Mekong region is rich in natural resources. The area includes the Mekong River, which runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, and is home to more than 60 million people whose livelihoods depend on the existing water resources. There is growing concern, however, that...
Vietnam is a global leader in seafood production. Shrimp alone is an important livelihood source for over one million people, the vast majority of whom are small-scale producers. However, the booming industry is associated with a number of environmental and social problems. For example, mangroves...
Agriculture is a vital source of income and employment in Vietnam, with more than half of the labour force working in the sector. Rice is a particularly important crop, and Vietnam is the second-largest rice exporter in the world. Most rice farmers cultivate less than half an acre of land. Although...
Farmer Bap in Ca Mau. Credit: Oxfam Vietnam
The aim of Oxfam’s sustainable food and fair sharing of natural resources programme is to ensure that smallholder producers are able to secure access to and control over land, water and other natural resources...
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