Title of document: Food Safety Advocacy Program for Small-Scale Vegetable Production: Study on Sustainability of Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)

Authors: MA. Nguyen Thi Ha; MA. Ha Dung Minh; Dr. Dao The Anh

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: CASRD; VECO VIETNAM

Year of publication: 2013

Geographic focus: Vietnam

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The study focuses on suitability of the PGS structure and organization for Vietnam where smallholder farmers account for 80 percent of agricultural producers. The manner of PGS organization is suitable for the conditions of production in Vietnam. During the production process under PGS, the farming households have been provided production knowledge, inspection skill and continuously strengthened capacity to operationalize PGS as quality control system for vegetable production