THE PORTRAIT OF VIETNAMESE FARMERS’ LIVELIHOODS IN THE CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION (1990 - 2018)
The book is completed as the co-efforts of the group of authors, including co-editors: Dr Dang Kim Khoi (the Institute of Agriculture Market and Institution Research - AMI); Dr Tran Cong Thang (the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development - IPSARD) and other scholars: Dr Dang Kim Son, Do Huy Thiep, Ngo Thuy Linh, Pham Duc Thinh, and Ngo Sy Dat (AMI); Tran Thi Thanh Nhan (IPSARD); Vu Thi Lan, Bui Phuong Thanh, Nguyen Dinh Dao, and Nguyen Viet Phong (the Center for Agriculture Policy - CAP).
The book “Portrait of Vietnamese farmers’ livelihoods in the context of economic integration 1990 - 2018” contains ten chapters. The first chapter discusses the definition of “Vietnamese farm households”. Chapter Two takes a close look at their livelihood strategies and their production organization. Chapter Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight present the authors' analyses and findings about the current status of farmers’ livelihoods following six main aspects: (i) income, expenditure, saving; (ii) land and property; (iii) healthcare, nutrition, physical health and education; (iv) labour and employment; (v) interaction with policy and authorities; and (vi) risks and risk coping strategies. In Chapter Nine, the opportunities and challenges for developing a sustainable livelihood strategy for farmers will be 5 discussed. Lastly, Chapter Ten closes with policy suggestions for developing a sustainable livelihood strategy that will protect farmers’ rights, and enhance their benefits and well-being.