National: Vietnam

Title: Capitalisation of Participatory Guarantee System experiences in Vietnam for upscaling & institutionalisation


VECO Vietnam (project lead)

Vietnam National University of Agriculture



For 10 years, VECO has been implementing PGS pilots for both safe & organic vegetables to build evidence for the official recognition & institutionalisation of PGS by the Vietnamese government. In order to inform future advocacy activities & to facilitate PGS replication by other actors, the project will produce 3 deliverables. First, it will carry out a PGS assessment study which will include a desk review of PGS experiences & successes outside of Vietnam, an overview & analysis of PGS experiences in Vietnam including lessons learned & best practices, and recommendations for improvement. Second, the project will produce a toolbox to facilitate the adoption & replication of an ideal PGS model for safe vegetables. The toolbox will be comprised of a reader-friendly training of trainer manual explaining step by step how to set up Participatory Guarantee Systems for safe vegetables, a summary of the manual, a PGS handbook, and various factsheets on key building blocks of PGS “at a glance” (e.g. on PGS structures, indicative budget, capacity & extension needs, BasicGAP standard). Third, a policy brief will be developed and disseminated

  • Localization:  Trac Van, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province
  • Thanh Xuan, Soc Son district, Hanoi province
  • Luong Son district and Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province
  • Tu Xa, Lam Thao district, and Tan Duc, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho province
  • Cam Thanh, Hoi An, Quang Nam province
  • Loc Thuan, Binh Dai district, and An Hoa Tay and Ba Tri, Ba Tri district,  Ben Tre province


PART 1 – PGS assessment study and case studies

Activity 1:  Literature review on domestic PGS experiences & PGS recognition abroad

Activity 2: Methodology and questionnaire development for field data collection

Activity 3: Field visits for data collection on PGS systems in Vietnam

Activity 4: Analysis of existing PGS systems in Vietnam

Activity 5: Development of practical recommendations for the future development of PGS in Vietnam & final assessment report

Activity 6: Development of PGS case studies

Activity 7:  Development of a policy brief

PART 2 – PGS for sage vegetables toolbox

Activity 8: PGS handbook for farmers

Activity 9: PGS factsheets

Activity 10: Training of trainer manual

Activity 11: Toolbox summary for decision-makers

PART 3 – Communication and dissemination

Activity 12: Design and printing of project deliverables for communication & advocacy

Activity 13: Dissemination of toolbox, policy brief & study summary with external stakeholders

Activity 14: National workshop on PGS for SV & OV

Activity 15: Sharing of project updates on partners’ social media, websites and newsletter

Budget granted by ALiSEA: 10 000 $

The total project budget: 18,009.21 USD


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Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam