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.
The Leapfrog Project is a joint initiative from the Vietnam Cleaner Production Center (a UNIDO / UNEP entity), TU Delft University (Netherlands) and Dassault Systèmes to bring the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, training and support for eco-design to the next generation of designers and engineers in emerging countries, such as Vietnam.
Future Living Studio is the sub-project of SPIN (Sustainable Products Innovations).
Ms Sabine Gisch – Boie, Project Leader of International Program, WWF Austria, emphasized the importance of quality and food safety in Establishing a sustainable Pangasius supply chain in Vietnam
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.
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.
Leapfrog Project is an eco-design sustainability project led by Dassault Systemes to support SPIN (Sustainable Product Innovation) project by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Delft University and VNCPC (Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre). Launched in Ha Noi – Sept 14, 2012
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.