Official meeting with the Committee of People of Ca Mau
July 13th, 2023
Reflecting on an impactful Kim Delta - Martijn Michels internship experience!
July 3rd, 2023
Meet the team - Ms. Truong Ngoc Xuyen
June 19th, 2023
Meet with NSF International representatives in Bangkok
June 12th, 2023
Workshop: Supporting Improvements in Surimi and Related Fisheries in Vietnam
May 31st, 2023
Seafood Expo Global 2023 Updates
May 19th, 2023
Meet the intern - Martijn Michels
May 5th, 2023
Meet the intern - Anouk Starmans
Apr 26th, 2023
Meet the team - Ms Dinh Xuan Thinh
Mar 22th, 2023
Multispecies FIP Vung Tau Updates
Mar 15th, 2023
Multispecies FIP Ca Mau phase one's completion
Feb 17th, 2023
FIP Vung Tau field trip 14/09
Sep 15th, 2022
The Multispecies Trawl Fishery Improvement Project in Vung Tau (FIP Vung Tau) intends to develop a Fishery Management plan and tools for stakeholders, specifically the Fishery Department of Ba Ria Vung Tau, to be able to guarantee a more sustainable fishery in the provincial waters.
Why Salt Lab?
Sep 12th, 2022
Vietnam Aquaculture Scoping Mission
Sep 8th, 2022
FIP Ca Mau launching
August 31st, 2022
In Ca Mau the first phase of a multispecies trawl fishery improvement project was launched last week (FIP Ca Mau). The FIP is commissioned by 8 fishmeal and 4 feed companies to Kim Delta Vietnam. FIP Ca Mau is the second multispecies FIP in Vietnam, after FIP Vung Tau. Both aim to help the participating fishmeal companies to become eligible for MarinTrust assessment under Improver Program.
FIP introduction meeting
August 1st, 2022
Building on the success of #FIPVungTau, a FIP introduction meeting was held by Kim Delta Vietnam on 1st August 2022 to assist fishmeal and feed companies from #CaMau and #KienGiang learning about FIP and stay ahead of fisheries industry problems while ensuring sustainable fishing. A deep explanation of the project and certification process was provided by Ms. Nicola Clark from MarinTrust in that meeting.
FIP Vung Tau quarterly partners meeting
July 29th, 2022
The FIP Vung Tau quarterly partner meeting took place on July 29th, attended by representatives of 10 fishmeal and feed companies, MarinTrust, SGS and BAP under the coordination of Kim Delta Vietnam.
FIP Vung Tau is the first multi-species FIP in Vietnam which is financed 100% by the private sector: 6 fishmeal and 4 feed companies, as we are all aware of the need to transition fisheries into more responsible and sustainable.
The first field trip of the project to set up “Mekong Salt Lab”
June 15th, 2022
Learning the farmer's language is a crucial step to setting up a thorough communication channel with them, so that the academic experts can hear farmers properly, gain farmers' trust and pave the way for knowledge moving between the world of academia and the rural world.
The first field trip of the project to set up “Mekong Salt Lab” - partnership of Tra Vinh University, HZ University of Applied Sciences, The Water Agency and Kim Delta Vietnam - took place on June 14, 2022.
First field trip for Oxfam project
April 9th, 2022
Consultation with shrimp growers in Ca Mau. They want to be heard (intensive farming), they want support so that they can maintain the sustainability of their mangrove shrimp farming (which they have been doing for more than 10 years), and they want better solutions to transform their rice straw to shrimp food (rice shrimp farming). Kim Delta Vietnam continues supporting shrimp value chain stakeholders, especially small growers, for their better mutual understanding and fairness.
Value chain management and market linkages for fruits and aquaculture in Mekong Delta
March 26th, 2022
A Value Chain describes the processes for all actors and other stakeholders active in steps going from an idea to a finished product or service. In order to increase control of its activities and its outcome, an actor in the chain should first understand the steps and processes before being able to try to influence them to his or her benefit.
Kim Delta had the opportunity to train lecturers of universities and colleges in the Mekong Delta and HCMC to help them understand this concept, so that they could teach their students and/or use the knowledge and skills to improve the local agrifood sector.
The training was called "Value chain management and market linkages for fruits and aquaculture in Mekong Delta" and was part of the Netherlands funded Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Project 'Towards a climate resilient nursery sector and value chains in the Mekong Delta through capacity building in the educational and government sectors', coordinated by Aeres University of Applied Sciences.
Trainers were Ms Kim Thanh Nguyen (Value Chain Management) and Mr. Steven Starmans (Agribusiness Development), both of Kim Delta Vietnam, coordination by Mr Jos Leeters and Mr. Chuong Nguyen.