AGROINFO - The project “Study on policy recommendations to support for development of small and medium enterprises in agricultural sector and rural areas – phase II + III ” (SMEs project)...
Agricultural enterprises (mostly small and medium-sized ones) do not get full access to all market information, especially predictive and analytical information. This is a major difficulty facing agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises while the economy is deeply integrating into the regional and world economies.
Via most mass media, agricultural and rural policy-related information is being disseminated to relevant subjects under different forms, both at central and local levels. However, this information mainly focuses on informing new policies, introducing policy beneficiaries, when and where the policy will be implemented in a top-to-bottom manner. Feedback from beneficiaries on the implementation of policies is less paid attention to and it mostly takes the form of opinions from single individuals or a few organizations.
Meanwhile, in several current policy advisory units like the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development, policy staff has been carrying out many studies concerning supports to agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises in a systematic and effective manner. These studies have not widely been publicized to all subjects yet.
In order to support the development of agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a 5-year master project "Studying policy proposals for supporting agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises in 2006-2010" which is financed by Spain and assigned to the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural Development Rural to perform. One of the goals set for current phase is to enhance capacity of communications to assist such businesses.
Information Center for Agriculture and Rural Development is supported by the Project Management Unit to work as a hub which connects and gathers all information about the market and supporting policies for agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises inside and outside of IPSARD and which is connected with communications agencies to promote information dissemination in a quick and effective manner to relevant subjects.
To fulfill these tasks, the Center is promoting the establishment of an expert team (including Expert on agricultural commodity market analysis, focused on fishery products) who are responsible for providing market information with specific content and requirements as follows:
TERMS OF REFERENCE:
Expert on agricultural commodity market analysis, focused on agricultural input products
Expert on agricultural commodity market analysis, focused on livestock and animal feed commodities
Expert on agricultural commodity market analysis, focused on fishery products