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.
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.
Hợp tác xã Hợp Thành Thanh Vận được thành lập vào cuối năm 2017. Trước đó, các thành viên đều là những nông dân không có kinh nghiệm kinh doanh ở bất kỳ quy mô nào ngoài hộ gia đình của họ. Tuy vậy, chỉ một năm sau đó, với sự hỗ trợ kỹ thuật
Hop Thanh Thanh Van Cooperative was formed in late 2017. The farmer members had not been accustomed to doing business on any scale other than their own household. Just a year later, with technical and financial support from the WEAVE project, they started to form production groups, diversify the products and the markets, and slowly
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.
Australian Deputy Head of Mission to Vietnam, Ms. Rebecca Bryant, and colleagues visited the Women Economic Empowerment through Agricultural Value Chain Enhancement (WEAVE) project in Bac Ha District, Lao Cai province on 19 October 2018. Ms. Bryant met with local women and men, provincial and commune leaders to understand the challenges facing ethnic minority women
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.
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.
8 November 2017 – Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP announced a new initiative to support women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam. The Australian Government will invest $33.7 million