Vietnam National Institute of Agricultural Planning and Projection

NIAPP is an independent research institute connected with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). NIAPP has over 40 years of working experiences in research activities through a wide range of collaboration and cooperation projects with domestic and foreign institutions, universities and scientists.

The main tasks of NIAPP are to a) investigate and assess agriculture-related resources (water and land resources, climate, etc.) in order to set up land use options at various levels ranging from provincial, district to commune levels; b) Formulate strategic plans for agricultural development, plan and design and for formulate projects for rural investment; c) formulate sector projects (such as sector review on agriculture, strategy on sector commodity, crop, livestock); d) plan target commodity production areas and formulate projects on settlement, fixed cultivation and development of new economic zones; e) apply the Geographical Information System (GIS) to establish thematic agricultural maps; f) study policies pertaining to agriculture; g) organize international and domestic seminars and workshops on agriculture and rural aspects.