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Happiness Sprouts from Ramie

Despite good harvests of maize and casava, married couple Mrs Quach Thi Tuyen and Mr Ngan Van Dinh from Vietnam’s Son La Province did not earn enough to cover their household living costs. The couple therefore decided to leave their children at home with their grandparents and moved to Dong Nai Province for work. Mrs

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Mobile app helps farmers with organic cinnamon planting

One cool spring afternoon, the hills full of young cinnamon trees rustle in strong winds. Taking a rest from clearing grass on the hill, Đặng Thị Diện, 30, of the Dao ethnic minority group takes her smart phone out. Instead of swiping for the latest news, she opens the newly-installed application to type in what

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Tay people in Ban Lien Commune warmly welcome tourists

Ban Lien Commune is located 30km from Bac Ha Town in Vietnam’s Lao Cai Province and, with its scenic landscape, stilt houses on hillsides, tea plantations and palm trees. It has great potential to develop into a tourism destination. Furthermore, the community are friendly and hospitable hosts and the local food serves as another experience

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Women’s voices heard as tourism given lift

Click here for 02/11/2020 Tien Phong News article about GREAT.

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