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2/5/2018 4:12:32 PM

SNV, Vietnam Cooperative Alliance signed partnership MOU

(VNF) - On February 5th, in Hanoi, the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) has signed the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA). 

At the signing ceremony. (Photo: SNV Vietnam)

Attending the event, there were Meike Van Ginneken, CEO of SNV; Alison Rusinow, Country Director of SNV Vietnam; Nguyen Ngoc Bao, Chairman of VCA and other staffs.

The purpose of this MOU is to provide the framework partnership agreement between VCA and SNV, contributing to sustainable socio-economic development in Vietnam through strengthening agricultural cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs); promoting agricultural production and business focusing on gender issues, promotion of climate smart agriculture, agricultural product value chain and market; enhancing the role of women in household economy and cooperative economy; and influencing the policies/enable environment for women’s economic empowerment.

The areas of cooperation that attract mutual interest for development orientation to promote gender equality and women’s economic empowerment including Capacity Building for Cooperatives’ Management Boards and Cooperative Groups; Support for developing value chains and market connection for agricultural products; and Policy influencing.

VCA and SNV’s delegates at the signing ceremony. (Photo: SNV Vietnam)

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965.

SNV has been working in Vietnam since 1995, and has more than 80 national and international staff. SNV Vietnam's team works hand-in-hand with communities, government agencies and businesses in some of the remotest and poorest areas of the country, to strengthen their capacity to effectively reduce poverty.

SNV's work in Vietnam focuses on sustainable and inclusive agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, besides renewable energy, reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation./.

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