Increasing Food Safety and Creating a Niche in the Market for Smallholders by Educating Them in Production, Postharvest, Food Safety, and Marketing and Branding their Produce According to Specific Food Safety Standards
University of California - Davis
Hanoi University of Agriculture, Nong Lam University (Vietnam); Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia)
Johan Six; Glenn Young; Mark Van Horn; David Miller; Nguyen Quoc Vong; Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy; Pham Thi Huong; Pham Bao Duong; Pham Van Hung; Thong Kong; Borarin Buntong; Asikin Yoeu; Lyda Hok; Lor Lytour; Lam Thanh Hien; Phan Thi Giac Tam; Thai Anh Hoa; Pham Thi Minh Tam
The rapid economic and population expansion of Cambodian and Vietnam within the greater SE Asian region presents opportunities for impacting the livelihood of many people where horticulture remains an important undeveloped business sector supported by small farmers. Our goal is to empower small farmers (59% of whom are women) with integrated experiential education and training for sustainable vegetable production that limits postharvest losses, increases food safety, increases market access and, importantly, increases income. We have designed an innovative participatory approach to meet these goals by networking experts in horticulture production through marketing.