Sustainable Pangasius supply chain in Vietnam

The EU co-funded project (SUPA) has being implemented by Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre (VNCPC), along with project’s partners: WWF Vietnam, WWF Austria and Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), aimed to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly Pangasius production in Viet Nam.

Value Chain of Bamboo and Rattan

Joint programme entitled ‘Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor’ in Vietnam. The programme’s approach is to develop better integrated, pro-poor, and environmentally sustainable “green” value chains, enabling poor growers, collectors and producers to improve their products and link them to more profitable markets. The complex challenges faced by the five value chains, ranging from sustainable raw material production, entrepreneurial skills development and cleaner production to market linkages and trade information deficits, can best be addressed by a joint programme which combines the core competencies of the relevant UN agencies: UNIDO, FAO, ILO, UNCTAD and ITC.

VNCPC and the project “Conservation of Environmental Resources in Vietnam”

CONSERV, or Conservation of Environmental Resources in Vietnam is a PPP Capacity Building Project initiated by PUMA for all of its suppliers in Vietnam. It is co-financed by the German Bank DEG-KFW and managed in cooperation with ASSIST , an NGO operating in Asia. CONSERV applies the concept and methodology of UNIDO’s Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) to enhance the capability of suppliers toward an efficient use of resources such are energy, water and materials of production as well as addressing the issue of environment protection.

The project aims to equip PUMA suppliers with the necessary knowledge and skills to help them achieve the 25% sustainability targets of PUMA by 2015 as well as help them improve their production efficiency.

GLOBAL 3000 | A Fish Named Pangasius

Pangasius are indigenous to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. They grow fast; their flesh is white and firm. They don’t have many bones, can be easily fileted and — even halfway round the world in Europe — they are cheap. The prime foreign market used to be the United States. But then an import levy was imposed, so the fish now head in the other direction.