The 45,000 USD project, financed by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs,was executed in Binh Dai district’s five communes, namely Chau Hung,Thanh Phuoc, Long Hoa, Phu Long and Dai Hoa Loc, with the involvement of569 poor households.
The project aims to increaseparticipating poor households’ cash income by applying a method ofbreeding ducks at home without the need of large investment capital.
As a partner of Seed to Table, the Ben Tre agricultural andfishery promotion centre has offered technical aid to enable localpoor households to feed ducks at home and in rice fields by taking fulladvantage of available chicken-feed.
Each poor household was provided with 25 ducks for home breeding and another 25 for rice-duck farming .
Chief Representative of Seed to Table in Vietnam Ino Mayu said theproject will run until 2015 and will change from duck to cow breeding.
In addition, the project will implement a model of growing freshvegetables for restaurants and hotels and provide market and priceinformation for poor households, Mayu added.-VNA
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