Center for Rural Economy Development (CRED)
About us

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).

Our Mission

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:

Our Vision

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’s Unique Selling Points

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:

01

Strategic Partnership

Deep-rooted working relation, partnership and trust with governments from central to district levels, international donors, organizations and enterprises;

02

Top Service

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;

03

Good Understanding

Good understanding of the needs of Farmers, SMEs and Buyers to coordinate relevant supports efficiently;

04

Rich Network

Extensive networks provide CRED access to sectors’ intelligences through national and international research institutions, major funders, private sector, governments and investors;

05

Strong Leadership

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.

06

 Idea Bank

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.

Our Team

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.

Leader of Value Chain and Market System
Finance Manager
Leader of Certification & Sourcing Consultancy
BioTrade SECO- Project Manager
Leader of Communications
Value Chain & Market System Expert
Admin & HR Specialist
Finance Specialist
Trade Promotion Specialist
President - Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Member of the Board of Directors since 2017
Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Expert on Forestry and Forest Value Chain Products
Expert on Sustainable Agriculture and Organic
Expert on Climate Change, Sustainable Forest Management/Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT)
Expert on Natural Resource Management and Climate Change Adaption
Expert on Marketing Research and Export Coaching
Expert on Sustainable Tourism
Member of the Board of Directors since 2019
Member of the Board of Directors since 2014