On 1 February 2021, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and collaborate with NARDT for hosting the Second Annual Steering Committee Meeting in Vientiane Capital.
From 26 to 27 December 2020, NARDT-Laos organized a country-level training course on Kobo Toolbox for data collection and designing questions in Kobo Toolbox. The training was held in Vangvieng district, Vientiane province, Lao PDR.
The 2020 Supervision Mission to NARDT grant project was carried out successfully with support and cooperation of the Regional Coordination Board, IPSARD, CESD, NAFRI and CDRI during 24 November to 4 December 2020.
Hanoi, 10 - 11 December 2020. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in cooperation with the the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Vietnam and International Agricultural Development Fund (IFAD), organized the ISG 2020 Plenary Meeting with the theme: "Viet Nam's agriculture and rural development in the context of COVID-19 impacts: Opportunities and challenges".
VIET NAM - Under the framework of the project “Network for Agriculture and Rural Development Think-tanks for Countries in Mekong sub-region” (NARDT), IPSARD collaborated with experts from NARDT, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to publish the report “Impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on smallholder farmers and vulnerable rural people in Viet Nam”. This report is an attempt to provide more in-depth and reliable information for decision-making by the Vietnamese Government to cope with the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural households and their access to the Government's support policy, the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) has coordinated with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to conduct a Survey on Impact Assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of rural residents in 12 provinces.