AwF volunteer provides support to Novus-Heifer project in Vietnam

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AwF volunteer provides support to Novus-Heifer project in Vietnam

Category : Updates

Novus International is a global leader in animal health and nutrition and has donated US$100 000 to Heifer International, Vietnam to implement a new project in Ben Tre province in the Mekong Delta. The project aims to improve the livelihoods of poor and disadvantaged households in rural communities through sustainable small scale agriculture. Novus has committed to assist in the training of local project partners who work closely with these communities.

Technical experts from the fields of ruminant, poultry and aquaculture were identified to be involved with this project. Reshad Alam is the aquaculture technical specialist from AwF who is providing the “Train the Trainers” (TOT) program for the Novus-Heifer project in Vietnam. In planning for the TOT session, the Technical experts were invited to visit the communities who will directly benefit from this project. The visit included a discussion session which gave the technical experts, project participants, project trainers and project coordinators an opportunity to provide inputs on the training needs and to plan the TOT.

There is a lot of enthusiasm from all who are involved in this project and we are all working towards our common goal of making a positive impact by empowering poor communities to develop sustainable livelihoods.