This program sets up farmers' groups and provides them with the opportunity of regular training. Field trips are organized to learn about new techniques. Assistance is provided to acquire suitable and cheaper inputs from recommended sources. 

Thien Chi advised this farmer how to install automatic watering to his vegetable garden. His output has increased by 30% and the increased quality has made his produce easy to market. This farm is now used as a pilot to train other farmers in this relatively cheap technique.

 

 

 

agric1This farmer used an interest free loan from Thien Chi to buy a net: She can now grow vegetables even during the heavy rains. She also uses less chemicals and her monthly income has greatly increased.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thien Chi provided dragon fruit advice for this couple who can now afford to pay university fees for 3 of their children.

 

 

 

It is estimated that about 50% of Vietnamese farmers are usually in contact with excess levels of chemicals and they also use erratic doses. This fact has impacted seriously on our environment and people’s health. Therefore, our agricultural programs always prioritise and promote the use of organic fertilizer and its positive effect.

Through training courses on cultivation and livestock techniques, the benefits of replacing chemical fertilizer and pesticide with organic fertilizer is highlighted to continue to raise the farmers' awareness. Thien Chi has established 2 waste recycling plants in Lac Tanh and Dong Kho communes of Tanh Linh district and is now producing an organic compost fertilizer. This compost has been analysed and is recommended to local farmers due to its nutrient content and high quality.

 

 

Besides, Thien Chi's agronomy teams also provide the training courses and organize field trips for local farmers to learn techniques how to make compost by themselves by using biological products from organic wastes at their farm.