The project's overall objective was toincrease the productivity and competitiveness of Vietnamese smallholder agriculture and related rural enterprises.
Component 1 focused on the delivery of relevant, high quality, collaborative agricultural research and development projects between Vietnamese and Australian institution with the aim to gain the following results:
Component 2 aimed to assist MARD in institutionalizing a 'best practice' process to plan, manage and monitor and evaluate the agricultural research and development program with the following results:
The project yielded the following outputs:
It targeted all MARD research and education institution, research and education institutions from the Ministry of Fisheries, agriculture education and training institutions belonging to the Ministry of Education and training, related rural enterprises defined as activities of government, private sector or non-government organizations or agencies involved in agricultural product value adding, and the agricultural supply chain.