Around 20 students from universities, under ASEAN Training Link Bloc and Vietnamese students from Ho Chi Minh Banking University, will take part in a project that will help farmers in Binh Phuoc Province to do business.
The project, under the Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (SEED), will be piloted in five villages in Tan Lap Commune, Dong Phu District.
Accordingly, SEED and participating students will do research and evaluate the effectiveness of current production models of planting cashew, pepper, mushroom, clean vegetables and breeding frogs, chickens and wild pigs.
The research results will be sent to businesses and banks for consideration of granting loans and then transferred to the local people and authorities for replication with the aim of developing the local economy.
As Professor Lichoy Chong, from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, the founder of this project, said, this project created more opportunities for students to gain practical experiences and learn more about cultures of different countries and work out solutions to improve local farmers’ lives.
During their stay in Vietnam, from July 18th to 31st, students will also enjoy various cultural exchanges, so that they can further understand the “S-shape country”.
Translated by Mai Huong