new high-yield CFK 691 potato to reduce poverty in two communes
of Bang Coc and Thai Hoa, Ham Yen district, Tuyen Quang province
Background to the project
HEDO has successfully implemented the project “Planting high-yield
soybean DT84 for poverty reduction
in Na Ri district, Bac Kan province”, and a number
of poverty reduction projects.
Attach herewith the report of Mr. Nong Minh Xuan – Chairman of
Na Ri People’s Committee about the result the soybean planting
Now HEDO calls on the gracious support from international organisation
and individuals for the project “Planting new high-yield CFK
691 potato to reduce poverty and injustice for 218 households in
two communes of Bang Coc and Thai Hoa, Ham Yen district, Tuyen Quang
Tuyen Quang which means “Valley of light” in ancient Vietnamese
language is mountainous province in North East of Vietnam, where
38 ethnic groups live in co-existence. Tuyen Quang is famous for
beauty spots and charming girls. Tuyen Quang has 6 town and districts
including Ham Yen district.
Ham Yen district situates in the North of Tuyen Quang, adjencent with
Ha Giang province. The total natural areas is 8,976 ha. Total population
is 102,000 including 12 ethnic groups in which 42% is Vietnamese,
23% is Tay ethnic, 22% is Dao ethnic, 12% is H’Mong ethnic.
There are one town and 17 communes in the district.
With the view of generating
income and livelihoods, introducing valuable experiences which HEDO
has gained in other localities (and continuing to convince policy-makers,
HEDO would like to submit the proposal “Planting new high-yield
CFK 691 potato to reduce poverty and injustice” for 218 poor
households belong to 4 ethnic groups such as Dao, Cao Lan, Tay and
Kinh in Bang Coc and Thai Hoa communes of Ham Yen district, Tuyen
Quang province. This project will make full use of idle land for
4 months (between winter rice crop to summer rice crop) and help
poor farmers to enhance income for sustainable livelihood.
The CFK 691 potato gives
three times output than local one. HEDO invested in pilot planting
CFK 691 potato in Cuong Loi commune, Na Ri district, Bac Kan province.
The average output is 28,000 kg/ha.
At wholesale price, one
ha will gain 1,500 VND/kg x 28,000 kg = 42,000,000 VND. After excluding
initial investment in potato seed, bio-fertiliser, N.P.K fertiliser,
Super phosphorus, bio-pesticide Mocap of 22,725,000 VND per hectare,
the profit will be 19,275,000 VND. In addition, the farmers are
benefit in making bio-fertiliser from muck thanks to the training
workshop that the proposed project will provide. With profit of
9,000,000 VND/ha from bio-fertiliser, the total profit they will
gain per hectare:
19,275,000 VND + 9,000,000 VND = 28,275,000 VND.
If the project provide
loan to each household to plant 1,000 m2 (1/10 ha), they
will get the income is 2,827,500 VND (equivalent to 18,000 kg of
rice) after loan repayment.
1. To involve land use and increase land fertility.
2. To introduce advanced science and technology in
farming in locality such as: seed, techniques of land making, planting,
nursing and harvesting, fertilisers including bio-fertiliser usage.
3. Generate income and livelihood to reduce poverty.
of proposed activities:
Meeting with farmers for
project presentation and discussion.
Making contract between HEDO
and District People’s Committee.
Training workshop for farmers
Provide loan in kind : seed,
fertilisers and bio- pesticide fertilisers in community.
Planting, nursing and harvesting
Agricultural officers at
district and commune level directly monitor and instruct farmer
to apply techniques that are introduced in training workshop.
at district and commune level will report frequently to HEDO, HEDO
with agricultural experts will supervise and monitor at four periods:
land preparation, planting and fertilising, nursing and additionally
fertilising, harvest preparation.
Harvesting and selling products.
1. HEDO is responsible for monitoring the project implementation
and submitting financial, narrative and final reports to donor.
Project Manager will be occuppied by Prof. Trinh Ngoc Trinh - Director
of HEDO, other four HEDO staff will be project officers and administrators.
2. District People’s Committee represented byVice
Chairman in charge of Agriculture and Agricultural Encouragement
Office is responsible for receiving and distributing the loan in
kind, monitoring, detecting and submitting household which need
exemption from loan repayment due to unexpected damage if any, collecting
loan repayment and organising review meeting.
3. Commune People’s Committee, especially agricutural
officers are responsible for monitoring, technically supporting
4. 218 farmer household voluntarily registrate in planting
potato in the project, they have to guarantee to following techniques
of planting, nursing and harvesting as provided in training workshop,
repaying loan and selling potato to HEDO.
107 poor household in Bang
Coc commune will be provided loan to plant 10.7 ha of potato (each
household plants 1,000 m2).
118 poor households in Thai
Hoa commune will be provided loan to plant 11.8 ha of potato (each
household plants 1,000 m2).
area which needs funding: 10.7 ha + 11.8 ha = 22.5 ha
Total budget for 22.5 ha (material for potato planting and expenses for travel,
administrative and review meeting):
557.634.375 VND .
Local contribution (by bio-fertiliser):
Budget asking for funding
Which is equivalent to 23,060 USD (twenty three
thousand and sixty US dollars).