This project supports the establishment of a sustainable and effective Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) to be run by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development through the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Developmentin Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
The intention is to build upon and improve the existing market information system and to support the operation of a more systematic process of product price data collection at selected locations and the ongoing release/ transmission of information to farmers through various uses of media and extension services. At the same time, the project supports increased coordination between government departments also responsible for collecting and using agriculture market information, which can be linked and complement AMIS. Finally, the project supports capacity development for both the use of the system and the information, while ensuring that this capacity is sustainable and is institutionalized within Vietnam organizations and government bodies.
The expectation is that with increased access to market information, Vietnamese farmers and farmers' groups can make better business and production decisions, and in turn improve productivity and income earning potential.