NIAPP is an independent research institute connected with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). NIAPP has over 40 years of working experiences in research activities through a wide range of collaboration and cooperation projects with domestic and foreign institutions, universities and scientists.
The main tasks of NIAPP are to a) investigate and assess agriculture-related resources (water and land resources, climate, etc.) in order to set up land use options at various levels ranging from provincial, district to commune levels; b) Formulate strategic plans for agricultural development, plan and design and for formulate projects for rural investment; c) formulate sector projects (such as sector review on agriculture, strategy on sector commodity, crop, livestock); d) plan target commodity production areas and formulate projects on settlement, fixed cultivation and development of new economic zones; e) apply the Geographical Information System (GIS) to establish thematic agricultural maps; f) study policies pertaining to agriculture; g) organize international and domestic seminars and workshops on agriculture and rural aspects.
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