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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

Nguyen Bao Thoa, DBA

Up-coming Events

  • Aug 2019

    Test tours and workshops in promoting community tours of Bau Truc pottery village.

    On August 21st 2019, VIRI organized a test tour and workshop to promote the tour at Bau Truc pottery village in oder to evaluate and learn from experience in how to organize tours, ways to welcome and promote connecting tours with travel agencies

  • Jun 2019

    VIRICO introduced products in Sapporo Fair Trade Festival 2019

    Fair Trade Festival Sapporo 2019 (Fairtrade Festa in Sapporo 2019) will take place on 29th and 30th June, 2019 at 10 Odori Park, Sapporo City, Japan VIRICO's products will be sold at the booth of JV Style. Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture, has been certified as "Fairtrade Town" since 1st June, 2019. Event web page http://fairfes.sub.jp/ Event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fairfestosapporo

  • Jun 2019

    Organization of the test tour at Bau Truc pottery village

    Within the framework of Developing community tourism based on heritage at Bau Truc Village, Phuoc Dan Town, Ninh Phuoc District, Ninh Thuan Province Project sponsored by British Council, a trial tour will be conducted in Bau Truc pottery village with the aim to evaluate and learn from practice how to organize the tour, how to greet visitors, how to manage environmental impacts at destination sites, etc. This is a preparation step to officially start the tour for the coming period. The trial tour will be conducted in the 29th of June, 2019 with the participation from representatives of Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism from Ninh Thuan Province, Center for Information and Tourism Promotion, Ninh Phuoc District DPC, Phuoc Dan Town DPC, etc.

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