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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

  • Oct 2017

    VIRI will welcome one Japanese volunteer

    Thanks to great supports of JICA - Japan, VIRI will welcome one Japanese volunteer specializing in marketing and promoting local specialties. The Japanese volunteer shall work during 2 years, starting from October 2017

  • Dec 2017

    Light Festival

    In collaboration with Vietcraft, VIRI shall join the Light Festival in Hoan Kiem lake, Hanoi in December. VIRI / VIRICO shall introduce different local specialties from VIRI implemented projects.

  • Dec 2017

    VIRI 20 years of establishment anniversary

    After 20 years of operation (1997 -2017), VIRI officially organizes an Anniversary Celebration of 20 years of establishment and development to look back at the road to research, preserve and promote traditional trades, together with ethnic minorities and poor women to contribute to the poverty reduction work of the whole country. The Anniversary Celebration will be organized from 9:30 to 12:00 on December 16th, 2017 at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Nguyen Van Huyen Str., Cau Giay, Hanoi. In this very special event, we would like to invite you all to participate and share. At the event, VIRI supported projects will showcase their technological process as well as their products. Please register and participate with us. Please kindly register through email: yenth@viri.org.vn or viri@viri.org.vn. Tel: 024.3636.8006.

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