Date Released: 
07/05/2007

Exploring ways to alleviate poverty and empower women through the development of new products based on indigenous vegetables is to be considered at a meeting of eminent Australian and Vietnamese government officials, researchers and community leaders at a two-day workshop commencing today (7 May 2007) at the Hanoi Horison Hotel in Vietnam.

The project, which is supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), was established at the request of Her Excellency Mme Truong My Hoa, Vice President of Vietnam and with the strong support of Mme Ha Thi Khiet, the president of the Vietnam Women’s Union, both of whom spoke at the opening of the workshop.

Link to media release:

http://aciar.gov.au/files/node/2447/Indigenous%20v…