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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.

Some of VIRI's main activities include: Research and consultancy activities (Research, documentation and publishing, applied research activities), technology transfer, training activities and development activities in the community. Our mission is to maximize the knowledge attained from our research and development investments for the sustainable development of rural industries in Vietnam whilst protecting the environment.

During the past 25 years, VIRI has been focusing its efforts in improving the socio-economic conditions, and overall balance of rural and urban industrial activities, diversify rural income resources, promote sustainable production and consumption, especially through sustainable income generation activities which in turn, reduces the migration of labor from rural to urban areas as well as enhance the role of women in the family and society.

By ensuring the balance of economic, social, and environmental factors, VIRI has supported more than 300 enterprises and cooperatives, bring back positive impacts on sustainable production, resource efficiency and circular production, climate change mitigation and adaptation, market link. Many companies supported by VIRI became leading models in social & environmental responsible businesses, contributing to sustainable socio-economic development in locality.

VIRI has been working with more than 30 countries and international organizations in implementing different researches, development projects and policy advocacies across Vietnam and other countries in the ASEAN community.

VIRIis committed to the sustainable development of rural industries in Vietnam. In doing so, we have been cooperating with Vietnamese and International organizations to implementing different studies, appliedresearches, development projects/innitiavesand policy advocacies across Vietnam and other countries in the ASEAN community.

Thank you for your kind interest in VIRI

Director

Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa

Up-coming Events

  • Dec 2021

    Online workshop: “Promotion of supply and demand of agri-food eco-fair products in Vietnam

    Within the framework of, the project "Promotion of supply and demand of Eco-Fair Agri-food processing products in Vietnam " (Eco Fair Project) in collaboration with partners to organize the Online workshop: “PROMOTION OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF AGRI-FOOD ECO-FAIR PRODUCTS IN VIETNAM”. The workshop with the following time and format: Time: 14h00 – 16h30, Tuesday, December 21st, 2021. Format: Online through Zoom link. Participants: The units participating in the workshop are agencies, policy makers, businesses, associations, organizations, certification bodies, consumers... The project is funded by the European Union, Led by: Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute(VIRI) with the Co-partners: Centre For Creativity and Sustainability (CCS); Funzilife Oy Ltd (FUNZI); Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co. Ltd (VNCPC)

  • Nov 2021

    Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa, will join in the panel discussion in the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

    Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa, director of Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute will join a panelist in the panel discussion hosted by the International Trade Center on 'Climate Resilience in Agricultural Value Chains - Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs’ at the International Chambers of Commerce’s Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Conference in the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on November 04th, 2021 at 14.00 CET. (20.00 Vietnam time). Given the links between the agri-food sector, climate resilience and the wellbeing of local communities, this event will focus on how stakeholders can enable MSMEs to become climate resilient and go green to compete in the international market. The panel discussion will highlight the actions local business leaders are taking to strengthen the resilience of their communities to withstand future shocks and will raise the awareness of multinational businesses and governments from this critical constituency that will help to make supply chains more inclusive and sustainable. Participants: - Keynote Remarks: Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Centre - Moderator: Ms. Marcela Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder, Project X. - Panelist: Mr. James Lloyd-Jones, United Kingdom, CEO, Jones Food Company Ltd. - Panelist: Ms. Sofia Rubio, Peru, Founder of Shiwi. - Panelist: Dr. Thoa Nguyen Bao, Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute, director, Viet Nam - Panellist Ms. Ruth Thomas, Director of Global Agribusiness, WBCSD, Switzerland. (https://2go.iccwbo.org/icc-make-climate-action-everyone-s-business-forum.html)

  • Oct 2021

    The launching workshop of the two codes of conduct on environmentally responsible business practices for the coffee sector and the fruit & vegetable sector

    VIRI, VICOFA and VIRI will organize a webinar to announce two Codes of Conduct on environmentally responsible business practices for the coffee sector and fruit & vegetable sectors with specific details as follows: Time: 14h00 - 16h30, Wednesday, October 27th, 2021. Format: Online via Zoom platform. Participants: Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, businesses, experts, international certification organizations... in the coffee sector and fruit & vegetable sector The conference will be broadcasted live on the fanpage of UNDP Vietnam If you are interested, please register at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9NYPWN6 This activity is within the framework of the project: "Advancing environmentally responsible business for the coffee sector and fruit & vegetable sector in Vietnam" funded and technically supported by the United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (UNDP Viet Nam) and the Government of Sweden

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