IFAD Vietnam Gia Lai programme


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IFAD Vietnam Gia Lai programme

  1. 1. VIETNAMEnabling poor rural peopleto overcome poverty Tam Nong Support Project (TNSP) Gia Lai Quality photo goes here (high resolution please) Project Rationale Gia Lai province is located in the north of the Central Highlands. It has a population of 1,227,450 inhabitants from 35 different ethnic groups. Ethnic minorities account for 44.7% of the provincial population. Poverty causes include: lack of awareness of market opportunities and relevant services, low mobility and market access, small and less productive land plots, and limited access to financial services. The Government chose Gia Lai based on its location within a poor region of the country, and on having large populations of ethnic minority households with high rates of poverty. Project Objectives The project’s goal is to increase the quality of life for rural people, especially those who live in the most disadvantaged areas. The development objective is the sustained and profitable economic participation of ethnic minority and rural poor households living in five districts of Gia Lai.InternationalFund forAgriculturalDevelopment IFAD VIETNAM >> TNSP Gia Lai >> 1
  2. 2. Project Area and Target GroupEnabling poor rural people The Gia Rai and Ba Na are the two most populous indigenous ethnic groups in the Centralto overcome poverty Highlands. The highest concentrations of these groups live in Gia Lai province, where poor ethnic farmers will be specifically targeted. There is a significant land market and many vulnerable households have very small landholdings. Gender Mainstreaming TNSP will seek gender balance in all supported groups, boards and committees to ensure the views of both men and women enter discussions and planning. Project Strategy The Government of Vietnam’s development policy, “Agriculture, Farmers, and Rural Areas” (Tam Nong) specifically targets the needs of ethnic minorities and the rural poor. Rather than promoting subsistence farming, the Tam Nong Support Project (TNSP) approach would be to improve market opportunities in value chains. This requires linking supply with demand, resulting in a win-win scenario for farmers and buyers. Production and marketing of higher value, differentiated products will help promote economic growth and alleviate rural poverty. Project Components • Institutional Strengthening for Implementation of Pro-Poor Initiatives in Tam Nong • Promotion of Pro-Poor Value Chains • Commune Market-Oriented Socio-Economic Development Planning and Implementation Project Cost and Financing Total costs for the programme are around USD $15.4 million. 74% of the costs will be financed by an IFAD loan, which will contribute to each of the three project components. The Government of Vietnam will finance 17% of costs and Private Sector/ Beneficiaries will finance the remaining 9%. Benefits and Impact About 5,000 poor households and 14,500 ethnic minority households would benefit from the project. Among the beneficiaries, ethnic minorities and women will experience increased yields, greater incomes and enhancement of their household and public sphere roles. All project interventions would ensure that women and ethnic people are not marginalized. Women would participate in more community initiatives and have better access to services, information and markets. They would initiate inclusive community development and participate more actively in decision-making processes at both family and community levels. Contact details Atsuko Toda Country Programme Manager Asia and Pacific Division International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Unit 304, UN Apartment Building 2E Van Phuc, Kim Ma Str, Ha Noi, Vietnam Tel: 0084- (4) 3823 7231; Fax: + 84 (4) 3823 3819 Email: at.toda@ifad.org Skype: atsuko.toda Website: www.ifad.org.vnInternationalFund forAgriculturalDevelopment IFAD VIETNAM >> TNSP Gia Lai >> 2