In 2016, CropLife International partnered with the German international development organization GIZ and the Vietnamese government to train rice farmers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. The three-year project aims to help improve productivity and profitability for 15,000 rice farming families. At least 300 pesticide retailers will also be trained to help farmers identify the correct crop protection products and use them responsibly.
The farmers are taught the core principles of integrated pest management: how to monitor and prevent pests, and how to intervene when the pest threatens to destroy their crop. Without adequate crop protection, farmers in Vietnam lose an average 37 percent of their yield to pests. Because of their training, farmers are using fewer inputs, lowering their costs, earning higher incomes and spreading their knowledge to other farmers throughout the region.
This project is part of a long-line of partnerships from the global CropLife network, which have trained over 3 million farmers around the world since 2005. See more partnership projects here.
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