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In September 2023, the Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam (CRD), University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University held a consultation meeting with locau authorities on the selection of climate smart agricultural production models for ethnic minority communities in 02 communes of A Roang and Hong Thuong, A Luoi district, Thua Thien Hue province.
The survey reporting and consultation meeting on CSA models with local authorities and departments of A Luoi district

Previously, the Center had conducted a survey and consultation with ethnic minority communities in A Roang and Hong Thuong communes on the selection of appropriate interventions to enhance the climate adaptability and productivity of and reduce emissions from existing agricultural production models.

Following up with the community consultations, the Center continued to organize consultation meetings with local authorities at district and commune levels and relevant departments to identify and select CSA models for piloting. Attending the meeting were leader representatives of the district and communes’ People’s Committees; Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD); Agricultural Technical Service Center; Farmers’ Association and Women’s Union of A Luoi District.

At the consultation meeting, CRD’s consultant group reported the results of the community survey and discussed issues during the implementation of the CSA models, such as composting techniques, treating livestock waste, capacity building for the people, and measures to ensure the sustainability of the project.

At the end of the meeting, the participants agreed to select 3 types of climate smart agricultural production models to deploy, including: 1) semi-intensive cattle farming model; 2) pig farming model; and 3) wet rice farming model.

Community consultation meeting on the current status of agricultural production and proposed CSA models in A Roang commune, A Luoi district.

“The two communes A Roang and Hong Thuong ought to successfully implement the project’s models, based on that, the models will be replicated district-wide.”, said Deputy Chairman of A Luoi District People’s Committee Ho Van Ngum at the meeting.

The activity is carried out within the framework of the project “Climate- smart agriculture (CSA) for ethnic minorities in Central Vietnam” in A Roang and Hong Thuong communes, A Luoi district, Thua Thien Hue province, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) through the German Agency for International Cooperation or (GIZ) and implemented by CRD.

Phan Van Hung