Rice management to increase water use efficiency, preserve resources and improve livelihoods of people in the upstream of Red River and Mekong River

Duration: 2006-2009

Cost of project: 134.000 USD (for 4 partners)

Sponsors: IFAD, IRRI

Partners: NOMAFSI, IRRI, CIRAD

Main goal:

– To establish land use options to improve water use efficiency at different scales (households to regions), and to improve access to water for the poor and ensure sustainable food security for farmers in upstream areas.

Study on household’s living standards and poverty dynamics in mountainous areas of Thai Nguyen Province

Duration: 2006-2009

Cost of project: 67. 000 USD

Sponsor: Ford Foundation – USA

Partners: Wisconsin University – USA

Main goals

– To provide solutions to help the poor in mountainous areas of Thai Nguyen get out of poverty and improve their standard of living.

– To strengthen the teaching staff’s research capacity at the University of Economics and Business Administration and local officials to gain access to major research cooperation projects with foreign countries.

Pilot project on regional rural development in Thai Nguyen province: enhancing the capacity of implementing and managing renovation projects

Duration: 2004 – 2007

Cost of project: 78.070 EURO

Sponsor: INSA-ETEA, Spain

Main goals:

– To strengthen the capacity of the teaching staff of the University of Economics and Business Administration;

– To provide basic materials for research and project implementation;

– To train collaborators from local to commune and district levels for rural development;

– To advise a number of cooperatives in the two typical districts on the accounting work and help carry out computerized accounting, thereby expanding the model to some cooperatives of neighboring districts; and

– To revise regional rural development documents for research and project implementation, as a theoretical basis for rural development, especially in the northern mountainous provinces of Vietnam.