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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

  • Jul 2018

    Establish International One Village One Product Institute (iOVOP) in Vietnam

    VIRI shall cooperate with Vietcraft in establishment International One Village One Product Institute (iOVOP) in Vietnam. iOVOP shall have strong supports from OVOP Committee in Oita - Japan. The chairman of OVOP Oita Japan, Mr. Uchida Tadashi shall join iOVOP as senior advisor.

  • Jun 2018

    VIRI shall be a co-partner to give award to start-ups

    In June 12 at 50 Dao Duy Tu, in the frame work of Craft and Design Challenge, project Crafting Futures led by British Council, VIRI shall be a co-partner to give award to start-ups who have good products, feasible business plan which can contribute to craft community in Vietnam.

  • Jun 2018

    VIRI shall join "Vietnam products week" in Japan from June 7-10

    VIRI shall join "Vietnam products week" in Japan from June 7-10 with products from past projects such as coffee, tea, cacao and handicraft. These are high quality products with Fair Trade and organic certification as well as other international quality analysis. with products from past projects such as coffee, tea, cacao and handicraft. These are high quality products with Fair Trade and organic certification as well as other international quality analysis.

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