Building of the value chain management of traditional medical plants
April 19, 2022 - Yen Bai Centre for Science Technology Development and Community Health Care (Yen Bai CDSH) held a workshop to review the project “Enhancing the management capacity of the traditional medical plants” under sponsorship of the European Union Delegation in Viet Nam.
In order to evaluate the implementation of targets, activities and outcomes of the project which has been deployed for 4 years so far; and the lessons that have been accumulated to retain the commitments the sustainability of the project.
Scenic overview of the workshop
The project has run for 54 months (November 2017 – April 2022) with the total budget of more than EUR 550 million (10% of reciprocal capital). The main partners consist of the Oriental Medicine Association of Yen Bai, People’s Committee of Van Yen district, People’s Committee of Yen Binh district, 300 households growing medical medicine in 2 districts and 152 businesses and households producing and trading medical products in Yen Bai and Hanoi. There are 36 activities having been deployed including workshops at various levels, trainings, policy dialogues; and surveys. The local people participated in 6 groups which are interested in growing medical plants, equipped with knowledge about ethical business practices and social responsibility; skills in applying science and technology to production; connected value chains for sustainable development; value chains are connected to sustainable development... Over the past 4 years, Yen Bai CDSH has successfully built 3 value chains of Solanum hainanense, Ardisia silvestris and liverwort. Especially, the concentrated and powdered products of Solanum hainanense which have been certified by Department of Food Hygiene and Safety and achieved a three-star OCOP product. The project also supports registration procedure for family remedies to treat kidney stone, develop a process to produce healthy foods to detoxify liver from family remedy, liverwort concentrate … The implemented project has contributed to creating positive changes in local people, local authority business and social organizations; create connection between growers and raw material collectors; the commune authorities participating in the project have included the development of medical plants at the resolution of local communal level People’s Council and determined that the development of the medical lants value chain is the right direction, contributing to the local economic-social development.