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A Multi-national Non-Profit Professional Organization for Agricultural and Rural Development for Vietnam

About us

About our Work

Agricultural and Economic Plan

Industrial Manufacturing Plan

Infrastructure & Environmental Plan

Planning for the Future

HCM Vietnam Admin Office: 49-H Xa Lo Ha Noi, Thao Dien, Q2, tp HCM,  Administrative Dept: Tel 08-3744-9000

Research & Development: 08-3744-9900   -  Fax 08-3744-6866  Contact admin@vinarex.org

Principles & Technology

Overview: 5-yr Agricultural Program

Bacteria-free Greenhouse vegetable

Indoor Agriculture

Our Farmers & Professionals

Local Community & Local Governments

Agricultural and Economic Plan:  SELECTIVE INDOOR AGRICULTURE

INTRODUCTION

In-door Agriculture Network for Vietnam is intended for partial export and domestic consumption similar to the greenhouse vegetable program as discussed in the previous page. Indoor agriculture also create employment, better vegetable supplies even for poor provinces with repeating floods and heavy rains. These are 4 specific goals and 4 specific product groups we hope to achieve for this Indoor Agriculture Development Plan. Three crops are: SPROUTS, MUSHROOMS AND SOME FISHERIES. The 4 specific goals we are:

    Goal 1:

To stop the urgent shortage of of sprouts and encourage the consumption of sprout vegetables in Vietnam.

      Goal 2:

To create cash-flow for our agricultural plans + jobs for hundreds thousands living near cities without work

 Goal 3:

To create a better image of Vietnam and to protect other businesses such as hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, roadside cafe houses, entertainment and tourism industry.

          Goal 4:    

To provide fish farmers with a new alternative of growing fisheries in an bacteria-free, biochemical free method.

Indoor and mechanical productions of vegetables in Vietnam have been either limited in quantity and quality. Some are well known for the use of bio additives and hormone growth stimulants again from listening to Chinese merchants and unscrupulous importers. Some may be unfit for human consumption in additions to the issue of questionable clean water supply.

Contrary to what being done in Vietnam, indoor agricultural productions, whether it is sprouts, mushrooms or fisheries, are highly technical, precise and professional work. All factors and elements must be well planned, carefully and comprehensively calculated, tested.

VIETNAM NEEDS TO MAKE A MOVE TO SOLVE FOOD  PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY PROBLEMS

Our strategy is also to divert a dangerous situation and convert them into positive changes for Vietnam: The continuing abuses of bio agents and hormone stimulants not only discourage the market and even help to create new pathogens into the industry and the environment; Meanwhile with more lands being speculated into urban zones for more money and with more migrations into cities with no jobs, to create more indoor industries to support these expanding cities is also a right direction for our agriculture.

Group  1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

Indoor production of sprouts and Sprout Vegetables: We must create more diversified industries for the people who have been struggling in the countryside

Indoor Mushrooms in sterile and enclosed environment: Indoor mushroom when carefully organized, it can grow into large industry with strong export.

Indoor-grown fish and crustacean to supply the city: Growers must learn how to work and operate fisheries in sanitary conditions and modern technology

Create and train fruit, fish, vegetable processors to produce safer by-products for the protection of public health, the environment and to improve the image of Vietnam.

Developing agriculture and businesses also mean that we must quickly replace old problems instead of building new ones on top of already bad ones. By looking at the specific problem and resolve with the specific remedy, we can eliminate the problem by using the correct method - We cannot continue the old growing method by adding more bio chemicals to correct them or selling diseased fish cheap locally to build up more disease into the population. We must be really careful with the growing use of hormone stimulants to prevent the development of more dangerous pathogens, parasites that will incubate more diseases in Vietnam.

Product Group 1: GROWING SPROUTS IN STERILE CONDITIONS

For better protection of the interests of future growers and to prevent reckless copies by untrained growers that will ruin that future of this production, we will provide just an overall description of what to be done: Clean and bacteria-free, chemical-free sprouts are excellent nutritional sources but must be accompanied by (a) Tested supply of seed sources (b) Sterile and bacteria-free water source (c) Relatively contaminant-free processing facility and post-production processes (handling, packaging, delivery).

Small Sprout Operations

Medium - Large Capacity Sprout Operations

Sterilized Water Supply

Larger/Organized Clean Water Supply system

Adding Sprouts to our hydroponic network

Small rotary sprout system can be useful for Vietnam. We may develop smaller systems to supply or to sell these to encourage growers to grow to supply their villages.

Medium to large  system must be organized or trained to individual entrepreneurs or operated as a dept to our greenhouse network to assure bacterial-free supply.

Water purity is required for sprout production. Smaller system can be developed for our own use and for resell to use profit to support our agricultural programs.

Water purifying system must include: Heat, Activated Carbon, Reverse Osmosis, UV sterilizer and Sub Micron filter.

The advantage of our Greenhouse hydroponic network is that we can incorporate sprout growing system efficiently and economically

Building our own Sprout equipments in 3 years

Good taste, Nutritional, known health & disease prevention

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Seeds and growing equipment and conditions must be free of pathogens, bacteria

MUNG BEAN good source of vitamin C, fiber at lowest calories

W/ enistein (anticancer) Prevents tumor since genistein effectively for cancer.  

FOOD-BORNE DISEASES with sprouts are: Escherichia coli, various Salmonella Ecoli serotypes and Bacillus cereus as causative agents. The likely source  was contaminated seed, poor sanitation and unhygienic practices at the sprouting facility may also contributed to the outbreak. A rational certification and testing schedule must be in place. These are some acceptable practices:

Mung bean

Clover

We must have a plan to learn to reproduce small and medium sprout production systems in 3 years by training university grads as teachers and welders to become equipment fabricators.

SOY sprout is a good source of vegetable protein, fiber and vitamin C

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Has 20 times more vitamin C and 4 times vitamin A than milk.

SEED CAUTION: Approved source (purchase specifications grown and certified  for human food, including manure management, labeled with lot number for trace back to source - Stored and handled under sanitary conditions during distribution - Inspection for torn bags or containers, rodent evidence (feces, urine - fluoresces in UV light) Product condition (not wet or moldy)

Soy bean

Radish

PRODUCTION: Will be incorporated into our Industrial Manufacturing Sites located at poor provinces without agricultural resources; We will seek donations of equipments from other countries

Breast, colon cancer, anti-bacterial Helicobacter pylori (ulcers)

STORAGE & GERMINATION: Stored in disinfected area; free of insects, dirt, animals; Hot & cold water available Use clean moving water for sprouting; Sanitize all surfaces that irrigation water and sprouts contact - Wash hands before and after handling sprouts - No broken or cracked utensils or equipment Building enclosed  - Testing irrigation water for Salmonella and E. coli

Broccoli

Mustard

Sunflower

SELECTIONS will be of broad range since our agriculture developments. We will also train Vietnamese workers to do other equipments or other industries to expand this service into an industry.

menopausal,oste-oporosis & heart Phytoestrogens: plus isoflavones, coumestans... Other popular sprouts: Buckwheat Garlic, Lentil, dill Pumpkin, Wheat, kidney beans, pinto beans,

POST HARVESTING, SHIPPING :Use clean, sterilized  water rinse - Wash hands before and after handling - Use Glove  -  Sprout package properly labeled,  lot code and "Keep Refrigerated" instruction  -  Food grade packaging materials Storage - Store/display at 41/5C or less  Protect sprouts from contamination

Alfalfa

Product Group 2: INDOOR MUSHROOMS IN STERILE AND CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

Indoor mushroom production is a serious, scientific, precise and discipline industry in both enclosed and sterile environment. Unlike plants, mushroom's growing conditions depend largely from their medium's decomposition processes and the atmosphere in which the medium is located. Mushrooms grow well at relative humidity levels of around 95-100%, and substrate moisture levels of 50 to 75%. The introduction of indoor mushroom in Vietnam is suitable for various reasons and will bring economic improvements to rural to poor central and northern provinces. While our Organization will focus on both export agriculture and domestic consumption of those are not for export. The details cannot be discussed on the web but provided to our participating growers. These are general information re our mushroom development.

POPULAR EDIBLE MUSHROOMS

Button   Agaricus bisporus

ENOKI Flammulina

Shimeji
(Hypsizygus tessellatus)

KING OYSTER Pleurotus eryngii

SHIITAKE STRAW mushroom Oyster mushroom Stone m. Boletus Edulis Matsutake Tricholoma m. Chanterelle Cantharellus

These are common edible mushrooms in the market in different forms. Only certain cultivars of each variety can be grown in Vietnam for domestic consumption or export. Each variety requires a unique growing technique and conditions that best simulate their natural setting. All mushroom production must be conducted in special conditions that are carefully tested and monitored by instruments.

SOME MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS...

"Lingchi" Ganoderma lucidum

"Turkey Tail" Trametes versicolor

Cordyceps sinensis

Garnoderma applanatum Chaga (inonotus obligous)

Pearl Oyster plewrotus orstreatus

"Zhuling" olyrotus Umbellatus

Suzhirotake chizophyllum commune

Birch polypore piptoporus betulinus

Mesina  Phellinus linteus

These are among the most interesting mushrooms known with medicinal properties. Each variety requires a unique growing technique and conditions that best simulate their natural setting and/or host plant medium (where it grows from). We will form a group of scientists and engineers to study each mushroom to develop and test a most suitable growing method for Vietnam. Some of which will be located in provinces without other economic assets to help them with income. All info about these medical mushrooms are available to our members and growers only.

SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC METHODS OF GROWING MUSHROOMS

Precise Procedures and Valid/Verified Manual

Develop Verifying-Validating Procedures by instruments Sterilized & Controlled Environment Indoor growing container Incubating Environment

PRODUCTION procedures cannot be listed here but basically must follow a strict manual for each mushroom location and method

After procedures are set, validating, monitoring tests are made for workers to check based on set schedule

Certain mushrooms are grown in sterile conditions and workers must follow strict hygiene work preparation conditions.

Growing "containers" may be bags, wood logs on racks or hanging in enclosed rooms with controlled atmosphere, temp, humidity and lighting.

Incubating or growing environment can be sterile room with sterile/pure air quality or enclosed rooms with good hygiene practice.

We will not discuss the specific work procedure for the above to safeguard the interests of our growers but generally speaking, indoor commercial mushroom production involves a unique process, procedures, planning and preparation. They could be located in areas with economic difficulties or poverty. Each set of working manual for each mushroom will be crafted specifically for such province/location based from our scientific knowledge and experience. Procedures are exact, strict and followed a time-table to assure predictable supply schedule for customers. To do so, each operation must be well organized, programmed or scheduled using specific or general management software.

Important Issues re Mushroom Development in Vietnam

Pest, Diseases and Hygiene

Developing Supply of Container,Compost, spawning

Development of work programming and habit

Infrastructure-related planning issue

Prevention of "Forest planting" practice in Vietnam

There must be a hygiene and pest/disease prevention plan in place. Inoculation stage done in sterile conditions and growing areas are in strict hygiene standard at all time.

Whether log or bag container method, we will study and develop a supply for these media in Vietnam. We may have to custom produce our own media.

The development of a strong program start with a good flow chart and a good working habit to follow, plan, schedule the work by our planners.

The supply of electricity, the quality of water and water pressure (for precise misting) are essential. These must be well organized and planned.

While we should not discourage growing in natural forests but we must be extra careful with this plan 1) People will abuse forests and 2) must be trained about  poisonous mushrooms

Product Group 3:  BACTERIA-FREE, BIO CHEMICAL-FREE INDOOR FISH AND CRUSTACEAN PRODUCTION TO SUPPLY THE CITIES

This Special Program will be discussed further in the other "INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING" Chapter. We just briefly describe the plan for a reference here. The development of disease-free indoor fisheries for Vietnam is necessary as the growing intentional abuses of outdoor fisheries will continue to produce diseased fish/shrimps and increase chances of transmutation of new pathogens into the environment. With climbing level of contaminants/parasites seafood/fish products from Vietnam, we like to educate Vietnamese more about safer and disease-free indoor production before we have to face epidemiological public health issue that will deter consumers domestically and internationally.

Indoor Fish Production to supply cities

Selective Sweet Water Crustaceans

Selective Salt Water Production

Education, Training, Scholarships

How do we fund these developments?

Indoor fishery cannot produce larger qty than outdoor but at higher rate and better fish. When done correctly it costs less in the long run and better protect the environment. However selection and development must be fully sanitary and bacteria-free.

We will study the use of larger indoor production system to supply the cities (no export) with selective fish for public health reason, to improve the nation's image and  other critical industries: hotels, restaurants, tourism, etc.

We can join with specialists in Vietnam to develop various models of mobile fisheries but must have an enforcement system set up to prevent abuse; growers must be strictly monitored to protect the environment.

Fish farming must be guarded against abuses that lead to damages to the industry, environment and public health. We will develop education, training programs and scholarships for students with the conditions that they will educate and train others.

Funds are developed from actual indoor fishery projects set up as pilot models with donations from any sources. Profit will be used to develop joint ventures with private business. This will improve the image of Vietnam within the hotels and tourism industry

Any reproduction of nature must be taken seriously and must be guarded against greed and abuses to prevent irreversible environment and public health problem as diseases and pathogens developed. We will look into developing innovative or modernized indoor and safe outdoor systems in Vietnam. With the support of the international scientific communities, we hope to expand this program. Even with modern systems, the use of any added bio agents, hormone stimulants must be prohibited, and developments must be safely monitored to prevent abuses. More info will be discussed in the "Industrial Manufacturing" segment of this website. MORE DISCUSSIONS re indoor fishery and related products will be included in our "INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING" segment.

Product Group 4: EDUCATION IN SAFER FOOD PROCESSING

Another important frontier in our fight for agricultural and economic improvement is the desperate need for gradual improvements in the food processing sector. This problem cannot be corrected overnight but we will do what we can to provide some education, scholarships and to set up some food processing facilities as training examples. Food by-products are an integral part of agriculture and for most other countries, it is 10-25% of GDP and are taken seriously. It is also a matter of public health, environment, public sanitation.

HIGH LEVEL HYGIENIC PRINCIPLES  INSECT-FREE, BACTERIA-FREE INSPECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

RANDOM , ROUTINE TEST PLANS WITH CLEAN, DISINFECTED EQUIPMENTS, WATER, CONTAINERS, ETC.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING TOWARD A NEW PHILOSOPHY ABOUT FOODS AND CONSUMERS

DESIGN AND MAKE SIMPLE, EQUIPMENT TO SELL TO FOOD PROCESSORS

DEVELOP INNOVATIVE JOINT VENTURES TO PROMOTE GOOD FOOD PROCESSING  WITH BUSINESSES

We must develop reasonable standards in food processing without excessive rules that make it difficult for business to work. Routine sanitation program in place, Bacterial test schedule on food items. Quality storage, waste system mgt; Proper use of any food additives anywhere.

Inspection program must be developed. We also will train, employ university students to perform our testing as a training. Workers must use clean uniforms Packing facility, materials must be kept clean. Hygiene is a key to maintain a bacteria free  environment.

To develop plans to implement hygiene and safety plans must include the training of new attitude and philosophy about food processing. Training of a better attitude in most cases is more important and more cost-effective in additions to food regulations.

To generate money to pay for food-processing education, we will study to design & develop simple, non-mechanical equipment to sell.  Profits will be saved for developments in education to young and new businesses. List of what we may make is discussed in "INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING" Section

We will seek donations and assistance from international sources to support funds to assist new, young, credible food processors who would be willing to conduct processing with hygiene standards and other testing ( by students as part of our advocate for clean food in VN)

Must be more careful...

Safety Standard

Education & Training

Equipment Mfg

Cooperation

HYGIENE, STERILE, BACTERIA-FREE and CHEMICAL-FREE are important foundations for agriculture by-products. It is essential to prevent contamination and to maintain a highest quality supply to the people. Quality of life and the future of the next generations starts with bacteria-free food sources.

Other Support Work: IMPROVE LABOR RELATIONS, MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTION via EDUCATION &

We will develop new and improved LABOR and MARKETING POLICY in our indoor agricultural programs with focus on a more supportive, productive, and personal LABOR and MANAGEMENT policies contrary to the impersonal, materialistic and mechanistic styles of Western culture by providing a respectful and warm personal relationships among staff. Workers must also know that our mission and its businesses are not to exploit society and people for income but to support the society and people in what they need.

1. IMPROVED LABOR POLICY 2. WORKERS OWNERSHIP      3. SUPPORTIVE, RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIP with STAFF

1. ORGANIZED MANAGEMENT 2. MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE  3. ORGANIZED SCHEDULING  

1. EDUCATION & TRAINING

2. SCHOLARSHIPS

3. INTERNSHIP & TRAINING OF  NEW MANAGERS

1. PRE-MARKETING SETUP     2. LOW COST TO PEOPLE       3. PRIORITY TO HOTELS AND LOCAL RESTAURANTS.

1. SELL AT LOW  PRICE TO THE PUBLIC, BUSINESSES HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, TOURIST BUSINESSES...

We must adopt smarter labor policy for better working relationship for our indoor operation: 1) Farmers to own up to 40% of the business and share profit (2) Priority to street vendors as an option in life (3) Supportive relationship (4) Extensive use of family members in other operations and in new expansions

We will introduce and train each greenhouse site to effectively manage every components by computer software to better schedule and plan daily tasks. Computerized management reduces time and errors while allowing managers to plan, organize work effectively.

We will develop low cost training programs that promote better production, better understanding and working with labor, workers and better management software, etc to assist them to become respectable managers.

One of the key features of our greenhouse program is: we will sell vegetables at preset low prices. Priority to hotels, restaurants,  tourism-related businesses especially at poorer provinces. This is to encourage growth and improve the public image of Vietnam while servicing the public health need.

Most of all, we will not allow our products to be sold at high cost to the people and the business. By supporting them, we will support the strengthening of their businesses, which in turn, contribute to a strengthening of the nation.

Personal Labor Relations

Smarter Management

More education & training

More local cooperation

Always low price to people

By improving our own management, by treating our workers better, they will produce more and bring about better results to benefit the people and businesses in the cities thereby improving our national public image while minimizing food-borne diseases, parasite-included fish to the people especially children.

Our INDOOR AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS is to address simple, profitable economic needs for the crowded but unemployed populations surrounding the cities. It is also urgent strategy to address the growing presence of pathogens and parasites in farm grown fish, shrimps. It is also a most effective move to deal with the growing shortage of vegetables, higher food cost to the poor and to prevent food-borne parasites to young children. We also need to emphasize that there is no needs to carry out entrepreneurship by paying exploitative wages to workers. In our system, everyone is important and everyone benefits for his or her dedication to our cause.

COOPERATING NATIONS: UNITED NATIONS - GREAT BRITAIN -  RUSSIA FEDERATION - THE UNITED STATES -  JAPAN

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A Multi-national Professional Organization for Agricultural, Economic and Environmental Improvements of Rural Vietnam

HCM Vietnam Admin Office: 49-H Xa Lo Ha Noi Thao Dien, Q2, tp HCM,  Administrative Dept: Tel 08-3744-9000

Research & Development: Tel 08-3744-9900   Fax 08-3744-6866  Contact admin@vinarex.org

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