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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

  • Sep 2020

    Sub-project dissemination meeting in Thua Thien Hue province

    On September 25, VIRI will organize a dissemination meeting of the sub-project "“Sustainable production and responsible consumption of medicinal plant and handicraft products for livelihood improvement and reduced wildlife poaching for enhancing biodiversity conservation in Thua Thien Hue province”. The meeting is organized to summarize activities of the sub-project, acknowledge achieved results, impacts and lessons learned. Attending the meeting will be 150 delegates (government agencies, partners, customers, groups, cooperatives, research institutes and universities). The meeting will take place from 09:00 to 10:45 on September 25. Link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85287923749

  • Jul 2020

    The artists of Bau Truc pottery trade village perform in Vietnam National Village Forethnic Culture And Tourism

    From July 24 to July 28, in Vietnam National Village Forethnic Culture And Tourism, in the topic "Melodies from the land", artists of Bau Truc pottery trade village will introduce the process of traditional ceramics production and ceramic products. Besides, Cultural group of Bau Truc pottery trade village will perform Cham ethnic music. Audiences will have the opportunity to participate in dances, Cham folk dances in harmony with the drum of Ghi Nang, bustling Saranai, Paranung together with beautiful Cham girls. The theme "Melodies from the land" took place from July 24 to July 28 in the time of performing: Morning 8:00 to 10:30 and afternoon from 14:00 to 16:00. The Bau Truc Pottery Village Community-Tourism Management Board and specialized groups such as culinary, arts performance, pottery, and welcoming are established in the framework of Heritage-Based Tourism Development Project in Bau Truc Pottery Trade Village Truc is sponsored by the British Council, in which VIRI is implementing agency in 2019.

  • Feb 2020

    Head of JICA Vietnam Office visited VIRI Office

    In the 14th of February, Head representative of JICA Vietnam Office and Deputy head representative of JICA Office have visited and learned about VIRI as well as the status of the JICA volunteer currently working with VIRI.

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