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CGIAR to support Vietnam’s national program for rural development under new agreement

ILRI Asia

Nine CGIAR centres in Vietnam and the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have signed an agreement that will see CGIAR support the National Target Program on New Rural Development (NTP-NRD).

Over the past five decades, CGIAR has been collaborating with Vietnamese partners in supporting agricultural development, poverty eradication and sustainability in the country. Under the new agreement, the government will partner with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the International Potato Center (CIP), the World Agroforestry (ICRAF), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and WorldFish in implementing the NTP-NRD program which has a strong research for development focus.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 8 March 2019 by the director general of the NTP-NRD, Nguyen Minh…

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