Vietnam Rural Industry Research and Development Institute
Welcome to the website of Vietnam Rural Industry Research and Development Institute (VIRI) – one of the leading science and technology organizations in the sustainable rural industry development in Vietnam. Established in 1997 by the Vietnam Association of Ethnology and Anthropology and certified for registration of science and technology operation by the Ministry of Science and Technology, VIRI supports the sustainable development of rural industries throughout 25 years. 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. VIRI has supported over 300 enterprises and cooperatives in a comprehensive way; 60,000 households have directly received benefit, of which 80% are women; 1,200 enterprises have received training; 500,000 people have been trained in sustainable consumption practices; 70 technologies have been transferred; 1,200 media events have been conducted to raise awareness on important issues to do with VIRI’s mandate. The twenty new markets that VIRI has actively supported have induced positive impacts on sustainable production, influenced more efficient use of resources, mitigated the impacts of climate change, and greatly enhanced market connectivity. Many groups that have been directly supported by VIRI have become pioneers in running businesses themselves with environmental and social responsibility, and have made important contributions to sustainable socio-economic development in their localities. 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. 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 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
Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa
Support for Enhancing National capacity to Prevent and Reduce child labour in Vietnam (ENHANCE)
(1) To enhance the capacity of households/production facilities to benefit from e-commerce and improve their access to financial resources for production investment through direct consulting and organizing training courses.
(2) To raise awareness of child labor through providing appropriate intervention measures to improve income, working conditions, and documentation of economic development models that do not involve child labor in the community.
Research on the potential of Vietnamese herbs and herbal application to create sustainable livelihoods for forest-dependent communities.
(1) Research and documentation of strong herbal species in each provinces
(2) Review and documentation Vietnamese name, scientific name, usage, distribution, chemical composition
(3) To compile traditional processing methods, folk uses, and dosage.
(4) To compile the applications in medicines that have been published.
Empowering women and girls in order to respond and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in Sapa, Lao Cai province
Starting from January 2023, VIRI will implement the project “Empowering Women and Girls for COVID-19 Recovery in Sapa, Lao Cai province”, sponsored by the UPS fund. The project will include the following main activities:
- Enhancing the value of local products for ethnic minority women affected by COVID-19.
- Conducting campaigns to raise awareness of women’s rights and combat human trafficking.
- Establishing an online tourism model and connecting to online markets to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project will be implemented for one year, from January 2023 to December 2023, in collaboration with the Women’s Union of Sapa town.
Viri in figures
Mrs. Lang Thi Hoa, group leader shared group members are happy when participating in the group. Currently, the production has higher output and sales are better, so as the income. The group products are now well known in the district, and have been introduced to many trade fairs and big events in and out…Detailed
In 2014, Eatu Fair Agricultural Service Cooperative was established with the aim to support and provide raw materials and output consumptions channels for members. The activities of the cooperative includes: growing, producing, purchasing, coffee processing, fertilizer service, agricultural supplies service. The cooperative has 49 members, in which 90% are from Ede ethnic minorities. Eatu Fair…Detailed
Eakiet Fair Agricultural Service Cooperative was previously known as Eakiet Fair Trade Group. The group was founded on October 2008 and converted to a cooperative on March 2011. On the first step of formation, the cooperative has only 48 members, now the cooperative has 97 members in which 4 are of ethnic minorities, 44 are…Detailed
Outstanding innovation in technique, design and marketing One recent innovation in their bamboo design has been perfecting the technique of making items that have “right angles”, including such things as boxes, trays, and baskets. The cooperative is also trained in how to dye their products naturally, and to use water-based paints, (safe paints that meet…Detailed
The rejuvination of traditional craft production within the Co Tu ethnic group The Co Tu ethnic group is located in Doi Village, Thuong Lo Commune, Nam Dong District, Thua Thien Hue Province.
The rejuvination of traditional craft production within the Co Tu ethnic group The Co Tu ethnic group is located in Doi Village, Thuong Lo Commune, Nam Dong District, Thua Thien Hue Province. The sub-project has helped members of the cooperative to restore the traditional zeng and bamboo/rattan weaving of the Co Tu ethnic group. Sub-project:…Detailed
After a period of work, the household enthusiastically coordinated to participate in the project and made obvious changes. Households have a clear awareness of child labor, comply with the law, do not use child labor, if there are 17-year-old workers, they will arrange suitable work, working time less than the normal employees. And don’t allow…Detailed