From May 15 to 20, 2023 at Tam Duong, Lai Chau, CISDOMA, in collaboration with the local partner and experts from NOMAFSI, organized a training of trainers (TOT) on “Agroecology and solutions for Agroecological (AE) transition in local context”. Attending this training are 35 participants from Lai Chau provincial Agricultural and Rural Development Department, Women Union; Thai Nguyen University (Lao Cai Branch); staff from Tam Duong District agencies, and commune leaders.
ALiSEA’s National Board member in Vietnam attended the training and delivered an introduction on the Network; facilitated discussion for strengthening connection, on topics and ways to enhance learning and sharing between the project, local network with ALiSEA and other members.
During the trainings, several modalities of AE practices and ecological techniques ( bio-bed livestock, vermicomposting, bio- pesticide) were introduced. A field visit was also conducted with exposure to good practices in Tan Uyen district ( bio-bed chickens and crown; Bamboo Rat; Passion fruit and watermelon), where VAC model (garden- pond-barn) and slopping land management techniques have been successfully adopted and helped improve household income, better adapt to climate change.
The TOT is the first activity of a series of trainings for staff of local partners in Lai Chau, Lao Cai province. The participants to this training will be the one to deliver trainings and technical support to farmers in pursuing different AE transition actions. During the training, participants also shared their interest in becoming members of a local network of agroecology practitioners in Lai Chau. A fan page “ Enhance the Agroecology transition in Lai Chau” has been set up. This could be a potential link with ALiSEA’s website.
The project “Facilitate farmers’ agency towards ecological friendly and resilient livelihoods of the poor” is funded by Bread for the World (BfdW), Action on Poverty (AOP) and implemented by the Consultative Institute for Socio-Economic Development of Rural and Mountainous Areas (CISDOMA) in collaboration with Tam Duong People’s Committee of Lai Chau province from 2022 to 2025.