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A new seed processing factory supported by VBCF has been operating in Tra Vinh province

The inauguration ceremony of the seed processing factory was hosted by the Southern Seed Corporation (SSC) in Tra Vinh province.
The 1,000-ha factory composed of four dryers with capacity of 200 tons of corn/batch and located in Long Duc Industrial Zone is part of the business initiative of SSC which VBCF is committed to invest nearly 8 billion Dongs over two years. SSC introduces advanced technologies in the development and production of F1 hybrid corn seeds, which is a result of the Company’s partnerships with leading institutes and research centers.

Probiotic Production for Livestock and Aquaculture

 

Biogas digesters from recycled plastic: from idea to reality

 
Vietnam’s livestock industry has been growing steadily at an average rate of 5-6% per year. The growth of this industry has created a need for the management and disposal of animal waste, and biogas digesters are considered an effective solution. A biogas digester is a mechanism that manages and processes manure into a source of clean energy for cooking, lighting, and powering home appliances at farm households. This presents a market opportunity for environmentally friendly and low-cost biogas digesters for the low income customers.  

Vietnam Business Challenge Fund has launched a new video

“Take the Challenge, Make a Change!” is a new video that Vietnam Business Challenge Fund has launched in November. The video showcases innovative business initiatives that VBCF is supporting. Only 7 of more than 20 businesses VBCF is committed to investing in are featured in this video, but they illustrate the full enthusiasm, energy and courage of Vietnamese entrepreneurs. For full 10-minute video click here, for trailer click here.

VBCF Showcased at The Inclusive Innovation Forum 2014

As part of Vietnam’s Inclusive Innovation Forum 2014, the SNV-managed Vietnam Business Challenge Fund (VBCF) was showcased to nearly 500 participants in Sheraton Hanoi.

New crop-cultivation model reaps benefits for farmers

LONG AN –  18 September 2014 marked an important milestone for VBCF  as the Ecofarm's drying factory with a capacity of 28-tonne batches opened in Long An Province’s Duc Hoa District near the corn fields. The factory will expand to 2,500 square metres in the near future.  
 

SNV’s “Spice of Life” and VBCF at Workshop on Private Sector Engagement in Pro-poor Value Chain Development

 

Hanoi - SNV presented its initiatives in pro-poor value chain development at a workshop organised by The Market Access for the Rural Poor (MARP) Programme, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC).

 

VBCF pledges nearly USD nine million to 21 Inclusive Business ventures

VBCF has decided to invest an additional funding of USD 6.5 million to 13 innovative and inclusive business ventures

Asia: Embedding Inclusive Business (Blog post by Javier Ayala, VBCF Executive Manager)

Even though most Asian countries have experienced a remarkable economic growth in the last few years, in some cases as a result of industrialisation processes, many low-income people in these countries have not improved their living standards and still struggle with their day-day living. Many of them, mainly in rural areas, continue to lack access to markets, income opportunities and basic services, therefore widening the gap between the rich and the poor.

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition- A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs for positive change

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition- A global initiative to empower young entrepreneurs for positive change

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