Development cooperation ,24.10.2013

VIE/Capacity Building for the Development of Selective Breeding Programs in Vietnam


The project "Capacity Building for the Development of Selective Breeding Programs in Vietnam" aims to improve the climate sustainability of the fishing industry and minimize its environmental impact using fish processing means. Vietnam is very mountainous area, about 80% of the land is covered by mountains. Water is too cold for fish normally growing in the warm areas. Fish farming has long traditions in Vietnam. The project aims at enhancing cold water aquaculture. One part of the project is a fish health package, which aims to protect the farming of cold water fish so that fish diseases do not ruin it. The project supports sustainable use of natural resources and improves the climate sustainability, which are mentioned in Finland´s development policy and in the country strategy of Vietnam 2013-2016. The effects of the project in Vietnam are more far-reaching, as it is providing a lot of work for the inhabitants of poor areas, where also ethnic groups live. By this the project contributes to reduction of poverty. The project has its effects also on women, as women usually do the most part of the fish processing work in Vietnam. The project is implemented by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 in Vietnam and is carried out in the poor mountainous areas of the Northern and Central parts of Vietnam.

Funding decision  24.10.2013

603 693 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Trade development
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Fishery development 50%
  • Bio-diversity 30%
  • Research/scientific institutions 20%

Special target group

  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

  • Suomen julkinen sektori
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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