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Turning Traditional Knowledge into an Economic Opportunity

Like many other Red Dao women in Ta Phin, a commune close to the tourism hot spot of Sapa, Tan Ta May only finished primary school. Her childhood was very much intertwined with traditional Dao herbal bathing remedies handed down from generation to generation. However, the severe poverty particularly of ethnic minority women in the

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Australian Embassy’s visit to GREAT partners in Son La

The GREAT Program helped broker bringing the Vietnam Trail Marathon to Moc Chau.  In its second year, its already firmly entrenched as one of the must do adventure events in Vietnam and has become an important economic driver for Moc Chau.  Coinciding with the Vietnam Trail Marathon event in January 2020, a delegation from the

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GREAT’s Partnership with Lien Viet Post Bank

GREAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Lien Viet Post Bank to develop collateral free lending models based on cash flow modelling and risk profiling of farmers within targeted value chains. This will help address key market constraints of farmers not being able to access loans without land title certificates and the high transaction

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GREAT Reflect and Refocus Workshop in Son La and Lao Cai Provinces

In December 2019, the GREAT Program organised Reflect and Refocus workshops in Son La and Lao Cai.  At the two workshops, the latest findings from GREAT’s beneficiary study were shared and GREAT partners proactively discussed the challenges faced in project implementation as well as the root causes and potential solutions. Particularly for women in some

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Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) is an Aus4Equality initiative, managed by CowaterSogema Int. Inc. on behalf of the Australian Government


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