The boardmember of ADDA, Ove Gejl Christensen has been in Vietnam to follow one of 6 training modules in training of trainees (TOT) in the new CEMI project ´Climate Change and Ethnic Minorities in the Northern Vietnam´. It´s a three year project which intend to train farmers in mountainous areas in customizing their crops to climate change, which cause increased risk of land slides and conventional wash- out of nutrients.
During the visit Ove Gejl Christensen also found time to meet Mr. Nguyen Duy Luong, 1st vice-chairman for VNFU, Vietnam National Farmers Union. ADDA has cooperated with VNFU through the past 20 years on developement projects in North Vietnam for the benefit of the rural population in the areas. Mr. Nguyen Duy Luong thanked for the good cooperation which has taken place through the years, and he much hoped it can go on. In similar terms Ove Gejl Christensen said that ADDA see Vietnam as a very important cooperation partner, and that ADDA will do all the best to make the cooperation with VNFU still continue for many years. See how the visit is referred to in the Vietnamese press here.