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December 18, 2014

HANOI, December 18, 2014 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just launched a first-of-its-kind project in Vietnam that aims to empower farmers, especially women, to enhance their access to land by increasing their awareness of existing land rights under current legislation.

The two-year pilot effort will set up and train teams of grassroots community volunteers to help farmers, particularly women farmers, in the northern province of Hung Yen and the Mekong Delta province of Long An to improve their understanding of land rights.  In addition to training community volunteers, the project will support the work of researchers to better understand and document gender-specific barriers to realizing land rights in rural areas. This project will combine commune-level legal rights counseling and education with advocacy efforts, which will focus on increasing the capacity of social and mass organizations to advocate for gender equitable implementation of land regulations, as well as legal revisions when necessary to achieve this.

A Vietnamese woman makes her way home in the Mekong Delta.
June 27, 2013

Vietnam earned three awards in a U.S. Government program to fund scientific research in developing countries. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) awards, has announced its second round of research collaboration grants

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker addresses an event for the USAID HIV Workplace Project.
June 20, 2013

Over 1,400 people living with or affected by HIV (PLHIV) in Vietnam have found a job or realized their dream of running their own businesses with support from the U.S. Government. This is one result of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) workplace-based HIV prevention project funded under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

USAID and FAO support laboratory staff as they detect viruses in Vietnam.
June 19, 2013

Vietnam will improve its readiness to prevent and cope with avian influenza under a $1.7 million project extension funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker gives a dose of deworming medicine to kindergarten children in Nam Dinh Province.
June 4, 2013

Vietnam's Ministries of Health and Education and Training today completed a large-scale, U.S.-supported distribution of medicine to help over 918,000 children in disadvantaged provinces fend off intestinal worms.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker awards employees with disabilities.
April 17, 2013

Today, U.S. Ambassador David Shear officially introduced a new U.S.-supported program that will provide a comprehensive range of services that will benefit approximately 10,000 Vietnamese with disabilities.

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