Chairman of Vietnam Farmers' Union Luong Quoc Doan received and worked with the National Coordinator of GEF Small Grants Programme
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) was established in 1991 prior to the Rio Earth Summit, which aimed to help address the most pressing environmental problems of the planet. In Vietnam, the GEF Small Grants Programme has supported about 200 large and small projects, the agriculture field has had 40 projects in 20 provinces mainly related to the topics of environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, ecosystems, plastic waste treatment, marine environmental resource protection, livelihood improvement, ect.
The United Nations wanted to cooperate with VNFU at Central level to expand the scale and number of programs in supporting and helping the farmers in the provinces of the Red River Delta and Mekong Delta.
On the side of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Farmers' Union, Mr. Luong Quoc Doan – VNFU Chairman highly appreciated the results of the sponsorship and cooperation programs between the United Nations and Vietnamese farmers; and also expressed the appreciation for the cooperating between the VNFU at Central level and GEF Small Grants Programme, which is extremely suitable to the conditions of the regions and remote areas of Vietnam's agriculture. It is hoped that the cooperation between the two sides can bring good results to help farmers in protecting the landscape and environment, using agricultural inputs, reducing CO2 emissions into the environment, ect.
At the meeting, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen wished to receive the attention to support and share experience in order to promote the development of effective and sustainable projects in Vietnam, at the same time, to develop the sustainable cooperation relationship between the Vietnam Farmers' Union and the UNDP/GEF SGP and make a contribution to promoting the comprehensive partnership between the VNFU and the United Nations more substantively and effectively and also in supporting international farmers' organizations effectively and worthwhile.