Economic Empowerment for Ethnic Minorities in Quang Tri

Project name: Ethnic Minority Economic Empowerement (EMEE)

Budget: NZD 2,831,888

Timeline: 1 June 2015 - 31 May 2020

Location: Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province

Direct beneficiaries: 1,200 households - Van Kieu, Pa Co ethnic (94%), Kinh ethnic (6%)

EMEE’s aim is to improve the economic well-being of 1,200 poor ethnic minority households over a five-year period. Incomes will be increased by 20% through supporting 50 producer groups in the six poorest communes to receive training on sustainable farming techniques and implement
accumulating savings and credit and local value chain development. Also, inclusive business approach will be promoted to strengthen business
relationships between farmers and private sector to create demand for market-matched local products. 2,248 additional households will indirectly benefit through exchanges of information, knowledge, and experience with the direct participants.