CRED offers services in Project management, Consultancies and Technical Advises in:

  1. Value chain development for Inclusive growth
  2. Climate-smart Agriculture
  3. Water, Environment and Livelihood Improvements

Relevant experiences

  • Design the value chain analysis based on proven tools and concepts (Value chain/ Market System Development);
  • Propose intervention plans supporting the relationships between farmers, service providers, traders, processors, importer/exporters and consumers;
  • Coordinate the producers with supporting actors such as input supplies, credits and finance, market intelligence, etc.;
  • Network actors of the value chains from farm to market.
    • Medicinal plants in Bac Ha, Cao Bang, Lam Dong
    • Spices: ginger, cucumin, cinamon in Cao Bang, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Yen Bai
    • ShanTea: Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Lai Chau
    • Textile handicraft: Cao Bang
    • Tourism: Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Cao Bang

  • Aware the producers, the companies of the organic standards including EU, JAS, UADA, etc., and the respective markets;
  • Design training materials for organic productions at farm and processing adaptive to different crops and the different standards;
  • Train farmers, processing staff and companies of the organic standards and practices;
  • Prepare and coach farmers and staff of companies on compliance to the standards’ requirements;
  • Advice and prepare farmers, companies on the development of Internal Control System (ICS);
  • Support farmers and companies throughout the inspection process by certification body.

  • Value chain analysis: Concept & Tool; Data collection and processing; Pro-poor value chains; Women in value chain;
  • From Analysis to Intervention;
  • Market structure and conduct: Implications for value chain development strategies and interventions;
  • Global markets – analysis and implications for smallholder farmers;
  • Pulse Global Markets – What are the opportunities and risks for smallholders?
  • Market Situational Analysis – Market Fundamentals – Market Segmentation
  • Consumer Research and behaviour/ consumption;
  • Market research implications and interventions.

In the frame of “Value Chain Idea Contest (VCIC)” organized by World Bank and Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), CRED supports the implementation of innovative business development and enabling ideas through value chain approach for poverty reduction, boosting prosperity and socio-economic development for ethnic minorities in the country. This is an innovative under the Second Australian-World Bank Partnership (ABP II), Ethnic Minority Pillar that supports CEMA to review the performance of ongoing ethnic minority (EM) related policies and programs and conduct additional policy research to prepare for a new policy cycle for the strategic period of 2021-2030.

CRED will provide training and advisory services to the shortlisted proposals and VCIC awardees on proposal elaboration, identification of potential areas for tailored support under the VCIC, completion of necessary procedures prior to implementation of their projects particularly on start-up and/or business development.

• Undertake value chain analysis to inform the selection of final ideas for pilot implementation.
• Provide technical and service supports to enable the beneficiaries successfully implement their projects for example by providing technical training, business development services, facilitate product certification, or product specific technical assistance such as branding, marketing and distribution services including the development of marketing platforms.
• Design and operate a M&E and learning system as well as organizing policy dialogue and advisory activities.
• Manage VCIC funds in compliance with the World Bank’s financial regulations.

The selected ideas include:

  1. Value chains in traditional crafts and handcrafts
  2. Medical herbs value chains
  3. Banana value chains
  4. Application of technology to fresh fruits and vegetables production
  5. Eco-tourism development – including homestays, cultural and community-based tourism.