Center for Rural Economy Development (CRED) is a leading Vietnam-based Non-Profit Organization (NGO), working for the elimination of poverty and greater inclusion of disadvantaged groups including the poor, women, youth and ethnic minorities in sustainable development and economic growth. By now, CRED has actively diversified activities from project management, consultancy services in the fields of value chain development for agro-forestry products including planting, collecting, processing and exporting of agro-forestry products according to international standards as well as non-agricultural products such as tourism and handicrafts. We also promote initiatives to combat climate change that contribute to the reduction of environmental challenges and improvement of the local people’s livelihoods, and implement responsible tourism initiatives.
CRED is a pioneer organization working with market system development (MSD) which enable CRED to connect the communities, local business and producer groups with high-quality service providers to promote sustainable production practices, enhance export readiness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
CRED’s mission is to contribute to enhance local people’s prosperity through the promotion of sustainable development and adaptive abilities to global changes.
Our work contributes to the achievements of following Sustainable Development Goals:
CRED aims to provide top quality services for local development that last, adding values to communities, producer groups, local business on the basis of sustainable development.
CRED is a well recognised organisation in development and trade cooperation. Its key members with more than 20-years of experience in the industry bring along:
Deep-rooted working relation, partnership and trust with governments from central to district levels, international donors, organizations and enterprises;
Top services through proven methodologies in Value Chain Development/Market System Development, Climate-smart agriculture adaptive to climate change, application of international standards in the context of small scale production of Vietnam;
Good understanding of the needs of Farmers, SMEs and Buyers to coordinate relevant supports efficiently;
Extensive networks provide CRED access to sectors’ intelligences through national and international research institutions, major funders, private sector, governments and investors;
Strong leadership and expertise combining an adaptive management model allow CRED to either be a project partner or a provider of quality services for any entity, from the community to businesses, state management agencies, research institutes, small and medium enterprises, international and domestic organizations, etc.
The expertise and practical experience brings CRED an “Idea Bank” of initiatives and solutions in the fields of agriculture, forestry and tourism to become a partner with any organization.
We are a team of dynamic and experienced experts in value chain development, consultation on export capacity, sustainale tourism development, climate-smart agriculture, water, environment and livelihood improvement. We have worked with several organizations and institutions to empowering disadvantage groups including the poor, women, and ethnic minorities in target area and communities. Our staff are active members of several networks that include government institutions, international organizations and likeminded groups which will contribute to the experience sharing and learning of the organization.