Sector: Agriculture Agriculture

Services provided by SNV’s Inclusive Business: Funding proposal development; Inclusive business planing; Value chain development; Testing & piloting products; Dissemination of best practices

Business description: Dai Viet Packaging JSC. is specialized in the production and sales of agroforestry products. The company aims to develop a sustainable canna edulis (arrowroot) production material zone in Thanh Hoa province. Canna production uses more organic fertilizer (burnt ash) and requires less chemical fertilizer and pesticide, which contributes greatly to maintain sustainable of soil as well as to ensure safety inputs for flour processing stage. Canna is an easy growing tree. It is also easy to adapt to external conditions and has high resistance to diseases. Profit of canna production and processing is 2 to 3 times higher than rice production. And it can survive in some harsh condition that a lot of agricultural products cannot.

Inclusiveness: We involve low-income groups as consumers, producers and employees of the business model.

Farmers in remote area, including ethnic minorities join the business model as canna edulis producers and sell the produces to the Dai Viet for further process. The Company provides farmers with seedlings, production inputs and technical assistance. It is expected that the production and processing of canna not only create jobs for rural households, especially ethnic minority, but also increase in their income, reduce poverty, deforestation and save the environment.