Closing Project "Improving the Sustainability and Efficiency of Aquaculture Production in Viet Nam"

On 21st July 2022, GIZ cooperated in cooperation with the Directorate of Fisheries, Soc Trang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Evonik company (Germany), has successfully organized organised the Closing Workshop of the Project "Improving the Sustainability and Efficiency of Aquaculture Production in Viet Nam" in Soc Trang province. 

The workshop shared results as well as lessons learned from the project with relevant partners, which is also the basis to develop new projects in the future. The Workshop was held both offline and online, with the participation of about 40 delegates from the Soc Trang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Soc Trang Sub-Department of Fisheries, Can Tho University, Evonik, Stapimex, My Thanh Shrimp Association, Toan Thang Cooperative, Xpert Sea, Pro Conco, Viet Uc companies, and shrimp cooperatives/associations in Soc Trang province.

After 3 years (from June 2019 to July 2022) of implementation, although the project encountered many difficulties due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, many planned activities had to be changed, the project still achieved key results such as:

1) Successfully established and assessed 2 pilot farms applying Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) dosing unit to improve farming water quality and increase productivity in intensive white-leg shrimp farming

2) Successfully established and assessed 7 pilot farms applying supplemental amino acids with balanced nutritional content in shrimp diets to optimize protein content, improving productivity and survival rate, minimising the amount of waste food that pollutes the environment and reducing the production cost of intensive white-leg shrimp farming

3) Successfully developed the the National Programme on Aquaculture Development in Viet nNam for the period of 2021-2030

4) Published research results at the International Conference in Portugal in September 2021 and report at Vietshrimp International Fair 2021 in Can Tho, and successfully organized many workshops, events, and training courses on sustainable shrimp farming practices for small-scale farmers in shrimp cooperatives in Soc Trang province.

The project results are highly appreciated by stakeholders for innovation and application of new technologies in environmentally friendly production, and at the same time, improving the capacity of farmers through practical application in farming households. This is ae project was also developed and operated under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism with the participation of many actors in the shrimp value chain. Based on these achievements, GIZ and Evonik will continue to consolidate the project results through training materials for upscaling, contributing to the sustainable development of the shrimp industry in Viet Nam.