Partner IFAD Investment Project

Sustainable Rural Development for the Poor Project in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh Provinces (SRDP)

To sustainably improve the incomes and reduce the vulnerability of rural poor households in targeted upland areas of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh Provinces.

The project will invest in climate-smart, socially equitable and profitable rural development models, focusing on market-led development planning, rural financial services, and market and value-chain investment.

Target area
Quang Binh – 40 communes in 6 districts; Ha Tinh – 50 communes in 10 districts

Target beneficiaries and group
31,000 households from poor rural households with land and labor resources, unskilled and unemployed rural people, landless people, ethnic minorities who lack income and skills, and small and medium-sized rural trade enterprises and value-chain entrepreneurs


  • Market-led Development Planning
  • Rural Financial Services
  • Market and value chain investments

Implementing agency
Provincial People Committee (PPC), Department of Planning and Investment (DPI), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD)

2013 – 2018

FoodSTART+ main collaborative activities

  • Scoping study
  • Stakeholder validation workshop
  • Assessment of gaps between existing cassava and sweetpotato farming and climate-smart agriculture practices
  • Learning visit to Climate Smart Village (CSV) in North Vietnam for SRDP staff
  • Follow-up visit to CSV in Central Vietnam for SRDP and extension staff
  • Training of Trainers on cassava climate-smart farming practices
  • Training of Trainers on sweetpotato climate-smart farming practices
  • Training manual on sweetpotato climate-smart farming practices in Central Vietnam
  • Training on construction and management of net-tunnels for production of clean sweetpotato planting material
  • Video documentation of outcome stories from sweetpotato trainings
  • Rapid Market Appraisal (RMA) for cassava and sweetpotato
  • Development of SRDP Value Chain Action Plans for cassava and sweetpotato
  • Three RTC-related mini-project proposals for SRDP funding
  • Training of Facilitators on Farmer Business School (FBS) approach
  • Video documentation of the contribution of root and tuber crops to enhanced resilience to typhoons
  • Participation of SRDP staff in gender trainings organized by CARE, CIP and ACIAR
  • Analysis of policies for root and tuber crops at national and provincial level
  • Workshop on policies for root and tuber crops in Central Vietnam