On 20/7/2023 in Hanoi, the project ‘Safe Food for Growth Project’ (SAFEGRO) has a good discussion with the National Numbering and Barcodes Center and Van Duc Cooperative for a landscape view about the current practice and potentiality of traceability for Van Duc vegetable value chain.

Van Duc Cooperative has experimented with electronic field diaries, but there are still many shortcomings, and they cannot be massively deployed. Technology applications cannot be deployed on different platforms, farmers’ access to information technology is limited, and information linkage among actors in the value chain is still not feasible.

Within the framework of the project, SAFEGRO will work with NBC to select user-friendly traceability software that can be applied, providing a complete and up-to-date picture of information in real-time on product production, processing, and distribution.

SAFEGRO funded by the Canadian government of CAD 15.0 million is being implemented by Alinea International in collaboration with the University of Guelph in the two largest residential areas of Vietnam, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in 5 years 2021-2025. SAFEGRO works towards the goal that consumers in Vietnam can consume food with guaranteed quality and safety following international standards at affordable prices.