Thursday, April 27, 2017

28/04/2017: Vietnam shrimp value chain, customer conference program

The Vietnam fisheries industry has contributed more than three percent to the country's GDP annually, of which seafood export turnover in 2014 reached impressively USD $7.92 billion, exported to 164 countries

Shrimp is the one of the main exporting products of Vietnamese seafood (accounting for 44.39 percent by 2015), creating jobs and income for about 700,000 households, it has average annual growth rate at 6.82 percent.

Although Vietnam shrimp industry is considered to have good growth and exporting to many markets. However, the market movements were strongly fluctuated recently.

The increasing requirements for traceability, production management under the value chain and the application of chain certification systems and the requirements of the TPP, FTA and international buyers, also request the closer value chain control.

As reviewed by ICAFIS, The most of value chain researches in recent 10 years show that the value chain linkages are weak and not effective, not equity and not information transparent, it negatively effects the quality, traceability and decreases the competiveness of Vietnam shrimp in the international market.

In addition, the limited finance access is a barrier for small and medium shrimp processing companies to scale up and comply with international standards as the market requests.

Funded by the European Union via SWITCH-Asian program, Oxfam Vietnam collaborates with International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS) to implement the project “Sustainable and Equitable Shrimp Production and Value Chain Development in Vietnam” (SusV), The project duration is four years (2016-2020).

After one year of implementation. with the close collaboration of Directorate of Fisheries (D-FIS), Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau province, WWF Vietnam, GRAISEA project, MCD, SRD, the project has facilitated over 50 value chain linking contracts, the result initially affirms that:

- Value chain development is a right way for Vietnam shrimp to reach international level.
- Affirming the value and belief of Vietnam shrimp through advanced shrimp production process and the close value chain management (from inputs to outputs.
- Support the smallholder shrimp producers to integrate through applying the international programs and standards.
- Promote the participation and cooperation of domestic and international seafood enterprises in the sustainable shrimp value chain in Viet Nam, in accordance with the Private Public Partnership model.

In order to support enterprises and shrimp producers, help Vietnam shrimp industry move forward, the SusV project management board, ICAFIS, Oxfam Vietnam cooperate with WWF Vietnam to organise “Vietnam Shrimp Value Chain – Customer Conference”

Conference program information:


International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS), WWF Vietnam, Oxfam Vietnam

Collobarting and supporting partner
Bureau Veritas, ASIC

DateMay 19, 2017

Van Phat hotel, Con Khuong, Can Tho city


200 participants

Conference program schedule:

8.00-8.30 - organiser
Welcome participants

8.30-8.40 - D-FISH, VINAFIS representatives

Opening speech and introduction (the objectives and participants)

8.40-8.50 - The SusV project management board’s representative – Mr Dinh Xuan lap, ICAFIS Vice Director
Report on the one year implementation of SusV project              

8:50-9:05 - Mr Corey Peer

The Southeast Asian Shrimp Aquaculture Improvement Protocol – SEASAIP

9:05–9:15 - ASIC representatives

The SEASAIP audit mechanism and participation in Shrimp value chain   

9:15–10:15 - Facilitator: Dr Le Thanh luu – ICAFIS Director

Dialogue: Market opportunities for applying shrimp value chain according to SEASAIP
1) US buyers’ representative - Ms Megan
2) ASIC presentative - Mr Corey Peet
3) VINAFIS representative -  Dr Le Thanh Luu
4) Companies’ representatives 

10:15-10:30 - Tea break

10:30–10:40 - Mr Huynh Quoc Tinh – WWF Vietnam
Facilitating ASC application for smallholder farms in Vietnam

10:40–10:50 - Representatives Bureau Veritas

Value of ASC application in value chain, experience from practical assessment/audit

10:50–11:45 - Facilitator: Mr Huynh Quoc Tinh - WWF Vietnam 
Dialogue: Customers for small-scale shrimp value chain applying ASC
1) European Buyers’ representatives
2) WWF Vietnam - Mr Huynh Quoc Tinh
3) Global aquaculture program manager - Mr  Henk
4) Vietnam Companies’ representatives              

11:45–12:00 - D-FISH representative
Conference summarising and closing speech

12.00-13.00 – Lunch

More information and registration

Contact: Dinh Xuan Lap, Deputy director, ICAFIS
Mobile: 0985 024 307

Read more HERE.

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