Mekong Organics has a long-term partnership with Asia Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan for promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development in Mekong Region. So far, Mekong Organics sent four candidates to ARI. Two candidates completed the course and returned to Vietnam to support rural development and organic farming. One is a lecturer of organic farming at An Giang University, the other is a staff of Tam Viet ecological rice farm in Long An province (Mekong Delta). Two new year intake (2020) candidates are Mr Dat Truong (Founder of Ech Op natural vegetable farm in Long Xuyen City) and Mrs Thanh Bich (a member of That Duong Group in HCM city).
ARI has started training rural leaders since 1970s. So far, ARI trainned thousands candidates across the world. The first Vietnam candidate was Mr Huynh Ngoc Duc from An Giang University, trained in 2016.
It is great that Mekong Organics becomes a sending body for ARI. Mekong Organics wish to send more candidates to ARI in the future.
Mekong Organics wishes our candidates will perform well and return to implement their mission and vision to promote sustainable agriculture in the Mekong Region.