Global Affairs Canada visits women and men dairy producers in Soc Trang
The families that are members of the Evergrowth dairy cooperative recently received a visit from Michelle Tremblay and Trinh Hoa. Both women work at Global Affairs Canada as environmental specialists. Accompanied by SOCODEVI environmental advisors Renée Brunelle and Thuy Ho, the GAC representatives were able to observe the progress related to best environmental practices accomplished by these working families.
During their visit, the GAC specialists expressed strong interest in the introduction of improved manure management systems on family farms. “For SOCODEVI it is essential to encourage the adoption of agricultural practices that will make tangible contributions to cleaning up the environment. We have now supported approximately sixty families that are members of the Evergrowth cooperative helping them install theses systems, which is important for protecting the soil, water and health overall,” stated Ms. Brunelle.
This activity is part of the VCED cooperative enterprise development project in Vietnam, an initiative led by SOCODEVI in the Vietnamese provinces of Ben Tre, Binh Thuan, Lam Dong, Nin Thuan and Soc Trang, in collaboration with Vietnamese authorities and with financial assistance from the Government of Canada. Designed to improve the livelihoods of families, the VCED project reaches a total of 10,000 women and men farmers.