Implement two pilot VietGAP sustainable shrimp-crab culture models in Kim Trung Commune, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province

Harvesting shrimp

Harvesting shrimp, Kim Trung Commune, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province © FITES, 2014


Two VietGAP sustainable shrimp-crab culture models are implemented (at least 50% software criteria and 100% hardware VietGAP criteria are met), which brings about 10% profit increase for the farmer


- Kim Sơn District, part of the buffer zone of Red-River Delta Biosphere Reserve

- Mangroves area: 500ha

- 33 households in Kim Trung Commune defined as

aquaculture area by the PPC

- Decrease in fisheries resources and unsustainable aquaculture (diseases)

- Average profits from aquaculture: 2 households earn USD100/household/crop, remaining households were at a loss

Target beneficiaries

- 33 shrimp farming households

- 25 local women


-          Result 1: Co-management teams in VietGAP sustainable shrimp-crab culture in Hamlet 4 and Hamlet 5 in Kim Trung Commune are established

-          Result 2: VietGAP sustainable shrimp-crab culture procedures (at least 50% hard and 100% soft standards of VietGAP are met) for each household on co-management basis is developed and applied, increasing 10% profits compared to 2012.

-          Result 3: Model of women group processing low valued products from the shrimp ponds, increasing household income by at least 10%

-          Result 4: A Project closure, model continuation and replication recommendations

Contributions to cross-cutting themes

- Gender equality

Project Facts



Kim Trung Commune, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province



25th Nov 2013 to 30th Nov 2014

MFF Grant Amount


Implementing Partner

Mr. Nguyen Tu Cuong


Fisheries Technology and Services Center (FITES)

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