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Introducing Eco-fair project at Workshop “Make Climate Action Everyone’s Business Conference” in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) organized by International Trade Center (ITC)

On November 4th, 2021, Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa – Project Director of Eco-Fair, gave a presentation on Climate Change and Agricultural Value Chains at the Workshop "Make Climate Action Everyone's Business Conference" organized by the International Trade Center (ITC).

In the presentation, Dr. Nguyen Bao Thoa raised the issue of climate change affecting small and medium enterprises in Vietnam, thereby emphasizing the role of sustainable production and consumption. Dr. Thoa also introduced organizations supporting green production and trade promotion organizations such as GreentoCompeteHub (founded by ITC and Vietrade) and Eco-Fair project (funded by EU - Switch Asia program, managed by VIRI).

The Eco-Fair project has gathered stakeholders such as state agencies, associations, organizations, buyers... to provide practical support to small and medium enterprises. Online training courses through the Funzi platform have brought practical knowledge to learners through exciting and straightforward approaches. Direct guidance on cleaner production, transfer of sterile agricultural techniques to farmers such as biochar, and connection to domestic and foreign markets for eco-fair products.

The Eco-Fair project especially plays an essential role in transforming Vietnam's consumer perception towards more sustainable consumption.