SYBIL AGRI FARMERS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
The SFPP (Sybil Agri Farmers Partnership Programme) is a long-term cooperation and mutual support program between Sybil Agri and Vietnamese farmers through training programs and detailed guidance, along with solving directly the issues in the farm.
From here, Sybil Agri helps farmers to increase productivity in the farm and provide good quality products that meet safety and hygiene standards as well as strict standards in export.
- The current trend of globalization requires faster, cheaper food production and must ensure quality and safety standards as well as product characteristics. Meanwhile, some farmers are suffering from economic pressure, so they usually use many chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to stimulate growth as well as increase productivity. This is the reason that it harms community health and soil fertility.
- On the other hand, because of the high requirements of the agricultural industry, many farmers have turned to new business directions. Understanding existing problems, SFPP is a program that helps farmers solve current problems as well as create a prerequisite for sustainable agricultural development to achieve financial goals for the farmers themselves. Besides, the goal contributes to providing safe, quality and value products in the global food chain.
The SFPP program has been one of the most prominent programs in the agricultural sector in general, and the pepper industry in particular. From its inception with only ten participants, the program has grown to include over 1500 farmer households with a total area of 5000 hectares of pepper cultivation.
Along with that, the number of new members applying to join is also constantly increasing, from the beginning of the year to June 2021, we have received more than 500 applications from farmers in the Central Highlands and Southeast of Vietnam.
SFPP for FARMERS
Farmers work really hard for a living. However, there are many poor, even very poor agricultural households in Vietnam because they do not have employment or their earnings are very low. The gardener’s life is heavily influenced by objective factors such as weather, pricing, and so on, which may lead to crop failure, and devaluation. Furthermore, the lack of understanding about the cultivation and production processes according to export standards makes agricultural products not up to standard, not sold or suffer heavy losses at very low prices.
Sybil Agri recognizes farmers’ challenges and economic constraints in disadvantaged regions like Gia Lai and rural communities in Ba Ria – Vung Tau and has decided to collaborate and help them in employment and farming to improve the value of Vietnamese agricultural goods. We organize on-site education for farmers on how to cultivate and produce standard peppers, provide high value when exporting, and improve monthly revenue through the SFPP program.
SFPP for PRODUCTS
Sybil Agri constantly assures the supply of agricultural goods to fulfill the demands of the global market, while adhering to the export criteria established. The SFPP program has contributed to this source of high-quality agricultural goods and plentiful output.
We have a pepper garden that spans more than 100 hectares and yields about 250 tons of pepper per year. The cultivation and production methods are oriented toward organic fertilizer, with no use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or genetically engineered goods.
Furthermore, through the SFPP program, Sybil Agri has connected over 3,000 people to implement the conventional pepper production method on 5,000 hectares of pepper growing land, supervised by professionals with over 25 years of expertise.
As a result of both parties’ collaboration, we have successfully exported pepper and other agricultural goods to strictly demanding markets such as the United States, Europe and others.
SFPP for SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Increasing production development, improving the quality of agricultural products and improving the lives of many farmers in Gia Lai and Ba Ria – Vung Tau are also among the sustainable development goals at Sybil Agri.
See more about our 9 sustainable development goals here
Farm in viet nam
Vietnam is the leading country in the production and export of pepper in the world, which has partly confirmed the recognition of the world market for the quality of Vietnamese pepper. Accordingly, the productivity and output of pepper in Vietnam is assessed to be superior to that of most pepper growing countries and territories in the world.
Currently, the total area of pepper cultivation in Vietnam is about more than 130 thousand hectares, mainly concentrated in the Southeast region and the Central Highlands with an area accounting for over 95% of the country’s pepper growing area – these are places with favorable conditions for the growth and development of pepper plants in Vietnam. Therefore, since the end of 2018, Sybil Agri has invested in 100 hectares of organic pepper garden in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a province in the Southeast region located in the southern key economic region of Vietnam. The place has abundant human resources combined with extremely favorable natural conditions, located in the sub-equatorial tropical climate affected by the monsoon. In addition, this is an area with a large area of basalt red soil combined with an average annual rainfall of 1,933mm, increasing gradually from the south to the north, which are all suitable factors for producing premium pepper.
In addition, Sybil Agri also implements a program to link up with farmers in Nam Yang commune, Dak Doa district, Gia Lai province. This is an area in the Central Highlands of Vietnam where the tropical monsoon climate is divided into two distinct seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. The temperature and humidity combined with the colored basalt soils are suitable for the ecological requirements of pepper plants. In addition, the high amplitude of temperature between day and night is favorable condition for the accumulation of aromatic substances for pepper.
Sustainable pepper development is one of the key directions of Sybil Agri nowadays. The promotion of ecological balance in the garden uses natural enemies to fight harmful factors, eliminating the use of chemicals, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers that are harmful to human health in the process. This is one of the initial steps that Sybil Agri team with more than 25 years of experience in the pepper industry has been building to develop a sustainable pepper industry to produce quality peppers and superior taste. All pepper trees in Sybil Agri are free from pests and diseases, moreover, these peppercorns are scrutinized so their taste is especially delicious with a special aroma.
For the purpose of serving the increasing demand and improving product quality control, Sybil Agri has signed a cooperation agreement with Nam Yang Cooperative, Gia Lai province to use the factory for the production process at the end of 2020. With the largest capacity in the region, Nam Yang Cooperative Factory has a capacity of 5 ton per hour and 1000 – 1200 tons per month of finished pepper products, ensuring a sufficient output for supplying the market each year.The factory is equipped with modern machinery to sort and screen quality peppers along with the installation of microbiological treatment lines by steam, creating a special highlight for the factory. Since then, Sybil Agri has been launching to the market quality products that are suitable for each consumer’s needs.
Moreover, our associated factory is in the largest pepper supply center in Vietnam. With this advantage, we are completely proactive in the source of raw materials to speed up the purchasing and production process for export. In 2021, Sybil Agri purchased 2,000 tons of pepper that is harvested from farmers in Nam Yang commune (Dak Doa district, Gia Lai) and Bau Chinh commune (Bau Chinh district, Ba Ria Vung Tau) to ensure quantity in 2021 of Sybil Agri.
Creating and expanding sustainable agriculture
Sybil Agri seeks to establish and expand sustainable agriculture via activities that assist farmers in implementing excellent agricultural practices in accordance with the SAN (Sustainable Agriculture Network) and SAC (Sustainable Agriculture Code).
Through practical actions to change people’s perceptions of sustainable agriculture as well as have the right direction in farming, ensure the quality of seeds, water, soil, and nutrients suitable for crop development to ensure products are harvested with quality standards for export and production sustainability. Furthermore, Sybil Agri replicates successful models to additional farms in order to provide a constant and reliable source of raw materials, as well as to assure traceability.
Developing a long-term collaborative partnership
With farmer benefits serving as the cornerstone for long-term partnership, farmer families participating in the SFPP program will benefit from specific preferential purchasing regulations, as well as a program of assistance and counseling on caring for sustainable agriculture.
Farmers will also have access to helpful information, news, and documents that are updated on a regular basis through Sybil Agri’s information channels, allowing them to get the necessary knowledge for their farm and strengthen their faith in sustainable agriculture.
Organize frequent events to collect practical questions from farmers, which will serve as the foundation for developing a stronger and more tailored SFPP program to the needs and interests of farmers when participating
Sybil Agri has consistently provided training classes on agricultural practices for farmers to understand and use to their land. Bringing values to the community via education, awareness, and supporting farmers to better their lives is one of the long-term principles we use in our initiatives.
We are committed to providing our customers with exceptional service while offering our employees the best training.
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