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Vietnam Rural Industries 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.

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


Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa

Up-coming Events

  • May 2022

    The Eco Fair project introduces products and promotes trade for businesses participating in fairs in Europe

    With the purpose of engaging, connecting trade; creating business opportunities and promoting trade between Vietnamese and European businesses, the Project “Promotion of supply and demand of eco-fair agri-food processing products in Vietnam (Eco-Fair project) will allocate staff to introduce products and promote trade for businesses participating in fairs in Europe. The list of 03 Fairs as follows: 1. Vietnam - EU Trade Promotion Exhibition "ECO-GREEN VIETNAM EXPO 2022" form May 26th to May 29th, 2022 in Bulgaria, and from May 31st to June 3rd, 2022 in Greece. 2. Organic fair “BIOFACH INTO ORGANIC” from July 26th to July 29th, 2022 in Nurnberg, Germany 3. International Food Industry Fair “SIAL PARIS” held from 15-19 October 2022 in Paris, France. The project invites businesses to register to participate under the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/duanEcoFair. For more information, please contact Eco-Fair project staff: Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Lan - Email: lan@viri.org.vn – Mobile: 0979 392171

  • Apr 2022

    The European Union Delegation visits agricultural enterprises and cooperatives under the Eco Fair project in Dak Nong province

    From April 5 to 7, 2022, the Delegation of the European Union in Vietnam will visit 04 agricultural enterprises and cooperatives in Dak Nong province. The purpose of this field trip is to visit and get updated of supporting activities under the project "Promotion of supply and demand of Eco-Fair agri-food processing products in Vietnam" (Eco-Fair project) for 04 units and their performance outcomes after supported by the project. These 04 enterprises and cooperatives include Nong Phu Cooperative - Cu Jut district; Sangs Farm Service Agricultural Cooperative - Dak Glong District; Quang Phu Organic Agricultural Cooperative - Krong No District, TOTA Science and Technology Company Limited - Cu Ju District. The participants not only include the EU Delegation to Vietnam but also, representatives of the Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute (VIRI) as the project implementation leader, representatives of the Center for Creativity and Sustainability Study and Consultancy (CCS) – the project implementation partner, representatives of Dak Nong Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Before visiting these cooperatives and businesses, the Delegation will have a meeting with Dak Nong Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on April 6, 2022.

  • 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)

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