1. Organization overview:
- Name: Herbal Medicine Group
- Year Established: 2014
- Address: Ninh Kiều - Cần Thơ
- Vision: Inspiring to connect people with nature, to heal and nourish the body as well as the spirit of humans.
- Mission: Spreading inspiration to connect with nature through activities of tree planting, forest planting, biodiversity conservation and development. Developing and expanding forest garden models, creating areas where people are an important link in a sustainable development society.
- Representative: Võ Quốc Lập
- Title: Chairman
2. Project scopes:
- Location: U Minh Thượng, Kiên Giang
- Deployment time: 02/10/2020 – 02/10/2021
- Ideas to solve SDGs:
+ Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
+ Goal 13: Climate Action
+ Goal 15: Life On Land

1. Initiative proposal:
- Develop a model of forest garden farming, without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which can adapt to climate change.
- Building an integrated forest garden model IMO (Indigenous Microorganism)
- Researching products made from forest garden models suitable to each locality (OCOP)
- Create high value products from quality raw materials.
- Create a link chain between Farmers - Producers - Consumers.
- Implement training, education and communication activities on benefits and forest gardening techniques.
2. Expected outcomes/changes:
- Provide 300 kg of clean vegetables / month.
- 20 volunteers participated in the project, 150 farmers directly visited the model, 120 farmers participated in the forest garden training course was inspired and can apply the forest garden model at home / local live by them.
- 1500 project buyers are inspired by quality agricultural products, have a positive view of Vietnamese agriculture, environmental protection and climate change.
- There is a sustainable agriculture model to be piloted, creating favorable conditions for farmers to learn and deploy.
- Integrating practical gardening knowledge in Vietnamese climatic conditions into a set of guidelines for sustainable agricultural application.
3. The community / beneficiaries that the idea aims to:
- Direct beneficiaries:
+ 120 people participated in forest agriculture training
+ 1500 people buy products of the project and their families
+ 20 volunteers participating in the project
+ 150 farmers directly visit the model
- Indirect beneficiaries:
+ 240 Family members of households who oppose forest garden model
+ 480 neighbors of households apply forest garden model
+ 480 communities around the model
4. Challenges of the community / beneficiaries to which the idea is directed:
- Agriculture using chemical fertilizers and pesticides is greatly affecting the environment.
- The consequences of climate change are becoming more and more serious, affecting agricultural cultivation.
- High cost of seeds, fertilizers and irrigation.
- Incorrect view of agricultural products: more concerned with external appearance than product / agricultural product quality of supermarkets, markets, traders, consumers, etc.
- People do not find a solution for a sustainable agriculture, spontaneous farming without vision, no production plans, high production costs but cheap agricultural prices.
- Unstable price, chorus "good season but devalued" and "rescue agricultural products".
- Economic crisis, unsold goods.
- People's health is seriously affected.

1. Stakeholder Involvement (Financial / Professional / In-kind Contribution):
- Landlords rent at preferential prices and support some seedlings.
- Some stores sell food and clean agricultural products.
2. Project Personnel (Number & Specialization):
- Owner of Project:
+ 2 years of experience in managing organic farms according to the energy-compatible forest garden model meeting USDA, EU and TCVN organic standards.
+ Completed "Training of Organic Agriculture Consultants according to JAS (Japan) standard certified by the Appropriate Certification Center (QUACERT).
+ 8 years of experience in natural farming, forest gardens
+ 6 years of being the head of a Herbal Medicine group
- Project communication:
+ 4 years experience in communication management in the Southern Medicinal Gardens group
+ Traditional medicine doctor
+ Completed the Training program on entrepreneurship and innovation.
+ Completed the training program for startup group CANTHO STARTUP BOOTCAMP - CASTI HUB 2019
- Project Finance:
+ 4 years of experience in managing a Herbal Medicine group
+ 1 year of experience working on an organic farm following the model of energy-compatible forest gardens meeting USDA, EU and TCVN standards.
+ Completed "Training of Organic Agriculture Consultants according to JAS (Japan) standard certified by the Appropriate Certification Center (QUACERT).
- Logistics: Tran Thi Quynh Chinh:
+ 4 years of experience in managing a Herbal Medicine group
+ Bachelor of Applied Biology
+ Completed "Training of Organic Agriculture Consultants according to JAS (Japan) standard certified by the Appropriate Certification Center (QUACERT).

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