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Farming project supports poor people in Tuyen Quang

The northern province of Tuyen Quang on January 30 reviewed the implementation of the Agriculture, Farmers and Rural Areas Support Project (TNSP) in the province in 2011-2017.

The project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), was implemented in 64 poor communes of six districts of Tuyen Quang. It aims to enhance institutional capacity building, promote chain value development for poor people and devise plan for sustainable socio-economic development at commune-level.

After six years, the project has completed disbursement of IFAD credit and obtained all main objectives in its logical framework. The province’s agricultural GDP stood at 4.6 percent per year, exceeding the target of 4 percent.

The project also helped raise local farmers’ income, as the rate of poor households in 64 communes dropped by 41.6 percent, from 61.7 percent in 2011 to 20.1 percent in 2016, and the rate of child malnutrition declined by 11.5 percent.

In addition, it launched more than 900 constructions of agricultural infrastructure, benefitting nearly 58,400 families, and provided support to build farming facilities and purchase agricultural machinery, among others.