The cardamom quality was better due to seasonal harvesting, which led to a 15-20% increase in the selling price of the whole population for all cardamom producers These activities have had a positive impact on the lives of the participants such as: awareness of sustainable harvesting, increased income due to increased production, quality and selling price, income from extraction of essential oil from the cardamom stem which is not used previously. In particular, the village regulations help people actively negotiate prices with traders, not being squeezed the price, actively harvesting in time, getting higher income, receiving more positive impact on the environment and society.
On the afternoon of 19/09/2017, VIRI had a meeting and worked with representatives of the Asia Fair trade network company (AFN) of Korea.
On September 18, representatives of VIRI and British Council agreed to preliminary agreement on the coordination activities under the frame work of Crafting Futures programme which is including documentation of craft village, supporting and advising young designers on practical approaches to craft villages as well as potential investors. We would like to bring practical support to the village people and start up career of young people.