Outcome Evaluation

An evaluation of fruit and vegetable market development research in north-western Vietnam

Date released
17 November 2022
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Jill Campbell, Francesco Gimelli, Gabrielle Chamberland, Anna Strempel, Joshua Breen


This report presents the findings from the evaluation of the cluster of research projects funded by the Australian Centre for International Research (ACIAR) focused on developing fruit and vegetable markets to benefit smallholder farmers in north-western Vietnam between 2006 and 2018. The projects targeted women and ethnic minorities in Sơn La and Lào Cai provinces.

The evaluation assessed the contribution of these 4 projects to outcomes of improved vegetable production and marketing practices of women and ethnic minority smallholder farmers in north-western Vietnam. It also examined the assumptions underpinning the design of the projects that would lead to those outcomes and sought to identify lessons in the development of agrifood value chains, including mechanisms through which more inclusive value chains might support development outcomes for women and other minority groups.

This book presents the evaluation methodology, key findings and lessons learned from the projects in terms of science and development outcomes, and inclusive market development.