While many perceive farming as a male-dominated sector, the increasing roles and women's contributions paved the way to challenge the industry imbued with social norms and gender stereotypes.
During our visit, we heard and witnessed stories of these farmers making a difference and helping transform communities into a progressive, inclusive, and sustainable one.
In 2022, Soc Trang, Vietnam, led the country's trade export for shrimp with over USD 1 billion export value, a nearly 23% increase from the previous year. This growth in number provides opportunities for Vietnamese small-scale producers like Huynh Thi Ly and Ma Van Hong to thrive in their livelihood and access potential new markets through sustainable farming.
ASIC has been working with multi-stakeholder groups across Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, to provide place-based improvement solutions aligned with global standards to small-scale farmers and support them in addressing environmental and social challenges in the industry. This story has made possible through collaborations with ICAFIS and Hoa De Cooperative members.