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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

  • Jan 2019

    Oita visit

    VIRI assigns Mr. Kuniharu Yamada, a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer, who is currently supporting VIRI, to a business trip to Japan. As described in the action plan of 2018 as of February 2018, VIRI is establishing OVOP (One Village One Product) models in Vietnam and also establishing IOVOP (International OVOP) network with Vietcraft, collaborating with Oita OVOP. Mr. Yamada will conduct several activities related to OVOP and IOVOP

  • Jan 2019

    Chuyến thăm tỉnh Oita

    VIRI đã cử anh Kuniharu Yamada, Tình nguyện viên Hỗ trợ Nước ngoài từ Nhật Bản hiện đang hỗ trợ VIRI, thực hiện chuyến công tác tại Nhật Bản. Theo kế hoạch hành động năm 2018 phê duyệt vào tháng 2 năm 2018, VIRI bắt đầu thực hiện mô hình OVOP (One VIllage One Product - Mỗi Làng Một Sản phẩm) tại Việt Nam và thành lập mạng lưới IOVOP (International OVOP) cùng với Vietcraft.

  • Jan 2019

    Visiting and working with VIRI's cooperatives in Dak Lak, Ha Giang, Bac Giang

    In order to better support for cooperative groups and cooperatives that were benificiaries of VIRI' projects, in January, the VIRI representative - Mr. Yamada Kuniharu will coordinate with Japanese expert - Ms. Hiromi Ushijima to visit and work with Cooperatives in Dak Lak, Ha Giang and Bac Giang. This visit to get more material, thereby promoting the market promotion activities for the products of the cooperative.

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