Project: Developing partnerships between Australia and Vietnam for organic agriculture movement: training and workshop in two countries
Cựu du học sinh Úc (s): 1. Ts. Nguyễn Văn Kiền; 2. Ths. Lê Ngọc Hiệp; 3. Ths. Nguyễn Văn Thái
Tổng số tiền tài trợ: VND248,698,867
Giai đoạn: 11/ 2018 -10/2019
Hiện trạng: kết thúc và báo cáo nhà tài trợ (xem link báo cáo pdf phía dưới)
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Working Package: Hợp phần dự án
Working package 1:
The Aus4skills grant has contributed to promote organic agriculture sector in the Mekong Delta and Vietnam at large. In particular, the AAS team successfully conducted a training course on the principles and applied techniques in organic farming practices: experiences from Australia in January 2019. This course engaged various participants from government, private sectors, and Khmer and Kinh farmers around the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Through the course, the participants gained the basic knowledge about how to make composting and crop rotation by growing legumes in order to keep straw and improve soil fertility; and how to use techniques to control insects and diseases throughout the stages of agricultural production. Moreover, these have learnt about how to design and use earthworm manure in organic farming; and how to use locally available wild plants in crop pest control to properly store and preserve seeds after harvest. Impacts: 1/ Government oﬃcials, for example, Ca Mau Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARD), Sub-Department of Crops and Plant Protection in linking with private sectors (Minh Phu Group, Tan Vuong Group, Ong Tho Rice Company, and Co May Group) have initiated the organic village to promote organic rice-shrimp in Tri Luc Commune of Thoi Binh District, Ca Mau province. These companies and Ca Mau DARD have sent staﬀ to the forum and the training courses provided in WP2. In return,Ca Mau DARD proposed a 5 year plan and vision 2030 for organic agriculture development in Ca Mau. 2/ Private sectors, Ong Tho Rice, Tan Vuong Rice, and Co May Group are more conﬁdent to invest in organic rice-shrimp farming in Ca Mau province. Mekong Organics made a link between private sectors and growers and government oﬃcials through the forum at AGU. 3/ Wider impacts on students and farmers. The AAS team has developed the network of male and female farmers, founders, agricultural extension staﬀ, small and medium enterprises of practicing organic farming throughout Vietnam. We have shared with these actors about the results of this project at both formal and informal meetings in the Southern, Central and Northern parts of Vietnam. We have mainly focused on discussing the positive and negative aspects of promoting organic agriculture; and setting up the organic farming network among these actors. Furthermore, we are going to make a strategic plan of how to collect good quality of Vietnamese organic products and export it to Australia and other countries.
ợp phần 1: Tổ chức Diễn đàn đồng bằng sông cửu long lần 1: Phát triển mối quan hệ đối tác giữa Úc và Việt Nam về Nông nghiệp hữu cơ, tại Trường Đại học An Giang-Đại học Quóc Gia TPHM, ngày 14-15/1/2019. Số lượng tham dự hơn 200 đại biểu là: Trường Đại học Quốc Gia Úc (ANU), Doanh nghiệp & Hiệp hội nông nghiệp hữu cơ Úc như NASAA (National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia), Hội Nông nghiệp hữu cơ Úc (OAA), Austrade; các viện trường đến từ vùng ĐNA (ĐH Yangon, Miến Điện); các viện trường từ ĐBSCL (ĐHCT, ĐH Kiên Giang, ĐH Nam Cần Thơ), các viện trường khu vực TPHCM (ĐH KHXH&NV TPHCM, Viện khoa học Nông nghiệp Miền Nam); Hội NNHC Việt Nam, Trưởng nhóm PGS Việt Nam; các Doanh Nghiệp (Công Ty Phân Bón Đất Phúc, Gạo Ông Thọ TPHCM, DN Lúa Tôm Hữu Cơ An Giang, Công Ty Cỏ Mây-Đồng Tháp, công ty Tấn Vương An Giang, Tập Đoàn Sun Rice (Úc) tại ĐBSCL), các trang trại lúa-tôm sinh thái (Lúa Tâm Việt-Đồng Tháp; Gạo lúa mùa Tư Việt-Kiên Giang, Rau an toàn sinh thái Éch ỘP-Long Xuyên, nhóm Thật Dưỡng Sài Gòn, Công ty Anbavina-Cần Thơ), lúa-tôm Cà Mau (Tập Đoàn Minh Phú -Cà Mau), DN Hồ Quan Trung (Lúa hữ cơ, Sóc Trăng), các sở ban ngành nông nghiệp tỉnh (Sở NN&PTNT Vĩnh Long, Kiên Giang, Cà Mau, Sóc Trăng, Kiên Giang, và nhiều nông dân đang sản xuất nông nghiệp sạch, sinh thái, sinh viên đến từ các trường ĐH vùng ĐBSCL, TPHCM tham dự. Kỷ yếu hội thảo “Diễn đàn đồng bằng sông cửu long lần 1: Phát triển mối quan hệ đối tác giữa Úc và Việt Nam về Nông nghiệp hữu cơ” được đăng tại link pdf.
Đại biểu có cơ hội trãi nghiệm tham gia học tập mô hình canh tác sinh thái qui mô nông hộ nhỏ “Trang Trại Ếch ỘP-Long Xuyên, An Giang” vào ngày 15/1/2019 (xem ảnh hoạt động của dự án bên dưới. Tại đây đại biểu có được cơ hội chia sẽ kinh nghiệm phát triển nông nghiệp qui mô nhỏ và kết nối.
Working Package 2: A study tour for AAV team to visit and link with Australian Organic Industry in NSW, ACT, Victoria, and South Australia from 13 to 29 March 2019.
Through the grant, the AAS team has established the network with Australian actors in the ﬁeld of organic agriculture. Currently, Mekong Organics team is collaborating with the Organic Agriculture Association (OAA) in Gippsland, Victoria, and Canberra Organic Grower Society (COGS), Canberra Organic Growers Society, Peter Randall Organic Rice and National Association of Organic Agriculture Australia (NASAA), Organic Trust Australia: Research and Education. More importantly the vice president of OAA supported the AAS team (Mekong Organics team) to conduct the training course on organic farming practices and principles in An Giang University in January, 2019, and he is always willing provide more training courses across Vietnam in 2019, 2020 and longer term.. Also, the AAS team did visit the COGS through Australia study tour, and Dr. Kien is a key member of this organization in the last several years. He is also a key coordinator to facilitate 6 Vietnamese organic growers in the South of Vietnam to visit Australian Organic Farmers and Industry, which is funded by the Rotary Club of Hall in Canberra. Furthermore, the AAS team has set up the Mekong Organics PTY LTD to work with NASSA in the ﬁeld of organic agriculture certiﬁcation and other consultation services for small scale organic growers in Vietnam Furthermore, the Mekong Organics has the link with Australian organic operator, managers and researchers. In particular, we have partnered with Peter Randall who is a local farmer (organic rice) in Leeton, New South Wales. He has operated a farm of 250 ha, including 400 ships, 50 ha of rice each year and rotate in every year. The Mekong Organics team plans to invite Mr. Peter to co-organize a training course on organic rice cultivation for organic rice growers in the Mekong Delta in the next few years. Moreover, we have had a chance to discuss with Mr. Rob at the National Environment Centre, Riverina Institute at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. This center is running the diploma of organic agriculture, diploma of permaculture. It will be potential to make a future plan for Vietnamese farmers and students to do study organic agriculture conservation and permaculture at this center.
In study tour of visiting Australian organic farms, the AAS team has learned the knowledge, skills and practices of Australian farmers through organic farming systems. In particular, we learnt how to design organic vegetable gardens by planting diﬀerent kinds of ﬂowering trees in order to attract good insects for biodiversity purposes. Also, the study tour provided us a chance to have insights of organic farming practices, such as compost making and seasonal calendar note-taking. Furthermore, we have also learnt cooperative skills of Australian residents, especially in the activities of garden plans, design, management and development through community-based organic vegetable garden in Charnwood, Canberra and the Bairnsdale town, Victoria. These have applied for the WP4 of piloting communitybased organic vegetable garden for the Khmer temple in O Lam commune, Tri Ton district, An Giang Province.
Tiếng việt….Hợp phần số 2: Nhóm 03 cựu học sinh AAV Úc nhận dự án đi học tập về ngành công nghiệp hữu cơ Úc tại Bang NSW, Thủ Đô Canberra ACT, Bang Victoria, và Nam Úc từ 13-29/03/2019.
Working package 3: Initiate a home-based organic vegetable garden for women Khmer in Tri Ton district to promote nutrition and health. An organic vegetable garden was piloted at a poor Khmer women headed households and Khmer Temple, in O Lam Commune of Tri Ton District, An Giang province, Vietnam. The project has received great success. Poor female farmer improve income and social capital, livelihood diversity to cope with shock.
Working package 4: Mekong Organic Website is established to communicate research outcomes and establish research and development network in organic farming. Website of Mekong Organics…
Communication about the project – Truyền thông về dự án qua các kênh web, facebook, truyền hình địa phương
- An Giang University: http://www.agu.edu.vn/vi/dien-dan-dong-bang-song-cuu-long-lan-1-phat-trien-moi-quan-hedoi-tac-giua-uc-va-viet-nam-ve-nong
- An Giang University News (Enews): http://enews.agu.edu.vn/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=20105&Itemid=114
- An Giang province news: http://www.atv.org.vn/tin-tuc/tin-trong-tinh/dien-dan-dong-bang-song-cuu-long-lan-1-venong-nghiep-huu-co-17077.html
- Vietnam News Agency: https://vnanet.vn/vi/anh/anh-thoi-su-trong-nuoc-1014/dien-dan-dong-bang-song-cuu-longvoi-chu-de-phat-trien-moi-quan-he-doi-tac-giua-australia-va-viet-nam-ve-nong-nghiep-huuco-3675716.html
- An Giang province’s information portal: http://angiang.gov.vn/wps/portal/Home/nong-thon-moi/chitiet-nong-thon-moi/!ut/p/z1/tZJPT8IwGMbv-xS7cGzeru3eISDDIyZMnVbL6bb2Kiybkgh6qe3KCaSwNCDPfRtk6d5n9_zFrhl25YFqSnmsN-K3AltrIWWrZKLCGFjHuPEwdPQspINHYCH9_G8bVzEzFyGXuQfArwwRri0YyMKMbjiADveX9F4AE48ELpTi8gE8qupVC13bUvWizRVg7wWiDVqlovWtW0X3ctld4U682znKsBzgkVBatcFJQXLmIK5EoqgDRQOCcBbnLKNs16QpZQvYr9TGon3i9UCaU6TnqZGfotCSM8F7QFwRwYHJzFD4J10QD-I_xjI9x21-i3xarfjQjLRVev6qIf2_mXbNfRPQNxTPwve7qkk-ALvWoZw!/dz/ d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/
- The Gioi Hoi Nhap Newspaper: https://thegioihoinhap.vn/hoinhap/tieu-chuan-va-hoi-nhap/khai-sinh-nhom-mekong-organic/? fbclid=IwAR1CrEhFM4O8SiFut4v2P2QnznY7Y17buVb68yTyvL1kyMSen2tnvan3t_Q
- Vietnam News: https://vietnamnews.vn/society/483796/an-giang-targets-organic-agriculturedevelopment.html#P1waQf3uUWcZFT2q.97
- Mekong Organics Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/2270168229893295/videos/486369655525846/ Work package 4: Initiate a home-based organic vegetable garden for women Khmer in Tri Ton district topromote nutrition and health.
- An Giang Television: http://atv.org.vn/video/thoi-su-trua/thoi-su-trua-28-9-2019-11662.html An Giang Online Newspaper: http://baoangiang.com.vn/ho-tro-phat-trien-rau-sach-cho-dongbao-dan-toc-thieu-so-khmer-a254450.html
- The SaigonTimes: https://en.thesaigontimes.vn/tinbaichitiet/70052/? fbclid=IwAR2jrc1vt5C5OAePmemavﬀKGlOpumNBX59nbx0hOsxktK04XILGKIdPuGo Alumni fan page: http://bit.ly/NeangKiaGrants http://bit.ly/B52TriTonGrants Workshop: south Can Tho uni and Ba Ria Vung Tau DARD workshop
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