CAP has a wide network both domestic and international partners, which enables CAP to have excellent understanding of national and local development agenda together with international knowledge and experiences in agricultural and rural development in general and in land governance issues in particular:
At national level: Government authorities (the Party’s Central Theoretical Council, Party’s Central Economic Committee, the National Assembly‟ Economic Committee, The Prime Minister’s Advisory Board…); Institutes and departments of MARD; other line ministries including Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, General department of Land administration; and other independent institutes such as Mekong Development Research Institute of Vietnam (MDRI).
At local level: CAP has collaborated closely with local authorities of provinces, especially Departments of Agricultural and Rural development (DARDs) and Departments of Natural Resources and Environment (DONREs) including Vinh Phuc, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Binh Dinh, Dong Thap, Lam Dong, Thai Binh, Long An, Can Tho, etc.
Outstanding international and domestic institution: CAP have sustained a broad network with outstanding international research organizations such as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Berkeley, University of Copenhagen, Australian National University…In Vietnam, CAP has conducted intensively collaborative works with many prestigious universities such as Agricultural Universities, Full Bright Economic School, National Economic University….
International organizations: WB, ADB, UNDP, FAO, IFAD, USAID, DANIDA, AUSAID, etc. NGOs: we are in collaboration with them locally, including Oxfam, SNV, Helvetas, World Vision and etc.
Partners in the Mekong region: CAP has worked closely with and provided policy advices to Asian partners, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam on the issues of land use and agricultural productivity, farm size, agricultural productivity and value chain integration, land governance, etc.
In Myanmar, we have contacted with the Land Allocation and Utilization Committee, under the President’s office. It is essentially the highest level policy body working on land policies nationally. Land Core Group is a consortium of over 30 national and international agencies working on land issues, heavily involved in research and policy advocacy. A network of NGOs called the Myanmar Environment Resource Network (MERN) is very influential on forestry and land governance issues. The NGO called ECODEV does a lot of research and policy advocacy. RECOFT in Myanmar is also working on capacity building for Ministry of Forestry on subjects like community forestry… Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI) focuses on policy research and to help plan and implement programs and projects that spearhead the economic and social reform process in Myanmar aimed at broad-based economic development.
In Laos, NAFRI is collaborating with a number of different partners including international and regional research centers, local educational institutes, the private sector and farmer groups, cooperatives and associations and improving linkages with Department of Agriculture Extension and Cooperative (DAEC). NAFRI has its greatest potential for up-scaling its strategic impact on policy formation within its think tank functions, supported by the Agriculture and Forestry Policy Research Centre.
In China, we have long time of collaboration. Over the last 10 years, CAP has worked with Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP) under Chinese Academy of Sciences. CCAP serves its goal to analyze policies related to agricultural R&D, natural resource and environmental issues, integrated rural urban development as well as policy decision support system in China, and helping formulate practical and feasible policies for sustainable development and modernization of rural China.