The Seed to Table Programme is providing 75,000 USD to expand its ongoing project to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged households in Binh Chanh district in the southern province Ben Tre.

Accordingly, two more communes of the district, Vang Quoi Dong and Tam Hiep, will participate in the project from December onwards.

The main objectives of the project are to support the development of environmentally friendly agriculture and to provide local residents with fresh water storage tanks for the dry season.

The project has been underway since July 2012, with 90,000 USD allocated to five poor rural communes so far, namely Thanh Phuoc, Dai Hoa Loc, Phu Long, Chau Hung and Long Hoa.

It has helped change farmers’ behaviour and supported the application of green production methods, including organic vegetable farming.-VNA