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Taking Cinnamon to New Heights

Driving with the windows down into the mountainous village of Nam Det 1 in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai, the sweet smell of cinnamon is in the air. This village is dependent on cinnamon with few other livelihood options. Cinnamon, or more precisely, Cinnamomum Cassia, is indigenous to Vietnam and brings economic benefit to many

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Australia deepens engagement with Vietnam on gender equality

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on empowering women in diplomacy between the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Under the MOU, Australian and Vietnamese leaders, policy makers and diplomats will come together in

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Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick visitied GREAT partners in Lao Cai

May 30-31, 2019. Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, HE Craig Chittick and colleagues from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam visited partners of the Aus4Quality|GREAT Program in Van Ban, Bac Ha and Sa Pa districts in Lao Cai. The visit to Lao Cai was an opportunity for the Australian Ambassador to see first-hand how GREAT is creating economic

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Clean and Green: Counter-Seasonal Vegetable Production

16 April 2019- There is a large market for counter-season vegetables in Hanoi’s summertime and the good roads from Son La now make it easier for transportation to the Capital. Son La has the ideal climate for counter-season growth.

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Clean Vegetable Project Launched in Van Ho, Son La

23 January 2019 – The first agriculture project under the GREAT Program, a pilot on the development of a VietGAP vegetable value chain, was launched today in Van Ho District, Son La Province.

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33 Tourism and Agriculture Concepts Shortlisted for the GREAT Program in Lao Cai province

The GREAT Program has selected 33 potential partners, based on their innovative business initiatives and policy improvement ideas to engage and benefit women in Lao Cai province.

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22 innovative partnerships short listed for the GREAT Program in Son La province

The GREAT Program has selected 22 potential partners, including private enterprises, social enterprises, business associations, government agencies, non-government organisations and research institutions, based on their innovative ideas to engage and benefit women in Son La province.

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AusEquality|GREAT program officially kicks off in Son La Province

Son La, 24th July 2018 – The Australian and Vietnamese Governments officially kicked off its Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) Program in Northwestern Vietnam in a bid to empower, create jobs and improve incomes for local women.

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Aus4Equality|GREAT Kicks Off First Strategic Planning in Hanoi

16-18 April – The First Aus4Equality|GREAT Program Joint Strategic Planning workshop brought together nearly 40 representatives from key partner agencies, including DFAT, the Project Management Units (PMUs), CowaterSogema and the implementation team.

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Provincial Engagement Strategy Workshops

Recently the Aus4Equality|GREAT program brought together 50 participants in two Provincial Engagement Strategy workshops from the Provincial DPI, DARD, DCST, DOLISA, VWU, CEMA, and District representatives of Son La and Lao Cai.

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