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Development cooperation, 10/19/2015

VIE/Capacity Building for the Development of Selective Breeding Programs in Vietnam


The project "Capacity Building for the Development of Selective Breeding Programs in Vietnam" aims to improve the climate sustainability of the fishing industry and minimize its environmental impact using fish processing means. Vietnam is very mountainous area, about 80% of the land is covered by mountains. Water is too cold for fish normally growing in the warm areas. Fish farming has long traditions in Vietnam. The project aims at enhancing cold water aquaculture. One part of the project is a fish health package, which aims to protect the farming of cold water fish so that fish diseases do not ruin it. The project supports sustainable use of natural resources and improves the climate sustainability, which are mentioned in Finland´s development policy and in the country strategy of Vietnam 2013-2016. The effects of the project in Vietnam are more far-reaching, as it is providing a lot of work for the inhabitants of poor areas, where also ethnic groups live. By this the project contributes to reduction of poverty. The project has its effects also on women, as women usually do the most part of the fish processing work in Vietnam. The project is implemented by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 in Vietnam and is carried out in the poor mountainous areas of the Northern and Central parts of Vietnam.

Funding decision 10/19/2015

200 000 €

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Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Climate change - adaptation
Trade development
Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

Fishery development 50%
Bio-diversity 30%
Research/scientific institutions 20%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Suomen julkinen sektori
Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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Updated 8/30/2016

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