Farmers, processing factories and animal food producers in the southern province of Tra Vinh will be supported with EUR264,000 to implement a project for the sustainable farming and supply tra fish.
The project will be financed by the German Company for International Coooperation (GTZ), the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and GlobalGap and coordinated through the board for Improving Market Participation of the Poor in Tra Vinh (IMPP-TV).
The programme will focus on small and medium scale breeders, groups of farmers and cooperatives in the province during the 2011-2012 period.
Around 100ha in Tra Vinh is being use to breed tra fish for export. The province plans to increase that area to 2,710 ha by 2015 and reach a volume of 200,000 tonnes of tra fish for export.