Dong Xuan District and MCNV: 10 years of fruitful cooperation

On the 28th of December 2018, a review workshop on the Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) project in the 2017-2018 period took place in Dong Xuan district of Phu Yen province. The event was also an occasion to celebrate 10 years of cooperation between Dong Xuan district and MCNV (2008-2018). Attending this event were representatives of MCNV, the People’s Committee, Health Center, Department of Education & Training, and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dong Xuan district, as well as the people’s committees of 6 communes involved in the project.

At the workshop, MCNV and the local partners looked back on the progress of the NSA project, drew lessons learned and planned for the next phase of the project (2019-2020).

MCNV team receiving certificates of merit at the workshop

Also at the workshop, in recognition of the MCNV’s contributions to the development work in Dong Xuan for the past 10 years, the People’s Committee of Dong Xuan District awarded a certificate of merit from Phu Yen Provincial People’s Committee to MCNV Office in Central Vietnam and certificates of merit from Dong Xuan District People’s Committee to individual staff of MCNV Office in Central Vietnam, including Mr. Nguyen Dinh Dai (Chief of Office), Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan (Program Coordinator) and Ms. Nguyen Thi Lan Phuong (Financial Manager).

In the period of 2008-2016, MCNV cooperated with the local partners to have many interventions in Dong Xuan district, especially on malnutrition prevention for children under 5 years old. For the period of 2017-2020, through the NSA project MCNV continues to intervene and research to identify the experiences, knowledge and practicality of nutritionally sensitive interventions, so as to propose appropriate solutions to the upscaling of the NSA approach in remote ethnic minority communities in Phu Yen province, thereby contributing to improving food security and reducing the rate of malnourished children under 5.