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Vietnam Co-operative Enterprise Development (VCED)

Implementing Partners and Organisations


Period of Implementation

February 2015 - July 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Vietnam

Cities: 11 provinces over the country


$ 9,513,537
€ 9 060 511


Bilateral Aid: GAC, SOCODEVI Foundation


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Legal and Regulatory framework, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


The main goal is to support the transformation of the Vietnamese co-operative sector to improve the gender-equitable economic conditions of women and men farmers by building more sustainable, gender-equitable, competitive and market-oriented co-operative enterprises in targeted value chains and by improving a more gender-equitable and enabling environment for co-operative enterprises and networks (federations). To achieve this main goal, the VCED project will: 1) Establish and strengthen sustainable agriculture co-operative enterprises in strategic value chains within the Vietnamese economy to become reference scale-up models. These value chains will be the dairy and fruit sectors, based on consultations conducted with various stakeholders. 2) Improve productivity and quality of agriculture production in a sustainable manner at the farm (household W/M) level, with value added. 3) Support the government and stakeholders of the co-operative sector in the establishment of an enabling environment for co-operative development and create a national strategy for replicability and scaling up of co-operative model enterprises in strategic value chains.

Project Objectives

to improve the economic conditions of women and men farmers in Viet Nam by building more sustainable, gender-equitable, competitive and market-oriented co-operative .

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Main Indicators

Multidimensional poverty index , Women empowerment index , Perform Coop score of co-operative model enterprise in targeted value chains , Percentage of members-using or receiving services from the coop satisfied by their cooperative operations/services , Number of cooperatives reaching the break-even point, Number of provinces implementing new measures to improve enabling environment for cooperative enterprises

Impact Measurement

The calculated MPI for project’s beneficiaries evolves towards (or in the same direction as) the national MPI calculated for rural areas of Viet Nam, Have the WEI for the project beneficiaries globally increasing for all provinces and specifically within each province or cooperative we will work with, The overall Perform Coop score of each cooperative, supported by the project has improved , 90%, globally as well as within each of supported cooperatives, break-even point, Number of legal documents, policies, programs, and services available for cooperative development

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 8

Individuals: 12000

Local stakeholders

Producers cooperatives

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Food Security, Gender