From 6-10 September 2013, 70 participants, including research institutes staffs, officials from Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau provinces, extension officers and farmers participated in a cross field visit to CA sites of the projects AGB/2008/002 (ACIAR projects) and ADAM (CIRAD project) in Vietnam. Both project are being implemented in the Northwest region of Vietnam with the aim to develop and up-scale the adoption of CA innnovations for maize-based production systems in the region.
Participants were facilitated to visit and discuss on the CA systems and technical innovations built and tested in different sites in Lai Chau and Son La. Farmers of FFS (farmers field school) at each site also joined disscussions.
The tour has helped raise awareness for delegates and farmers in CA. Through discussion participants could have better understanding on disadvantages and advantages of different CA systems. Problems facing farmers in application of CA were also discussed.