1. NAME : LE QUANG THONG
2. OFFICE ADDRESS : Faculty of Economics, Nong Lam University, Thu Duc District, HCM City, Vietnam.
E-MAIL ADDRESS : email@example.com
3. EDUCATION : BA in Economics, University of Agriculture and Forestry (UAF) in HCMC (1981- 86)
MSc in Agricultural Economics, University of the Philippines at LosBanos (1991 – 93)
PhD in Agricultural Economics, University of the Philippines at LosBanos (1996 – 99)
Major fields: Policy and Development
Optional fields: Resources Economics; Management
Regional Training Course on Environmental and Resource Economics, organized by Economy and Environmental Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), Los Banos, Philippines, May of 2000.
Marketing in the Post-harvest and Resource Sectors of Vietnam, funded by AusAID, Vietnam-Australia Development Cooperation Program, conducted in Hanoi Agriculture University, March 2001.
Trade Policy - Worlds Trade Organization and Bilateral Agreement, UNDP sponsored, Hanoi, 2003.
Facilitation in Community Development, Indonesia, July 2003.
Rural Life Improvement Strategy, Tokyo and Chiba, Japan, February 2004.
Bio-economic Modelling of Aquaculture in Reservoirs, Perth, Australia November 2004.
Communication Science, ACIAR, Hanoi, Vietnam, July 2005.
Green Food Supply Chain, APO, Tokyo, Japan January 2006.
Productivity Improvement through Knowledge Management for Development Rural Industry, Hyderabad and Wadha, India, July 2006.
Trade and Improvement of Livelihood of Rural Community, Manila, the Philippines, September 2006.
International Trade and Niche Market, by Asian Development Bank and OECD, Manila, September 2006.
Management of Micro-Financial Institutions, Bali, Indonesia, November 2008
Green Tourism Development and Employment Opportunity for Rural Community, Tokyo, Japan, November 2009.
Planning & Development of Community Based Rural Tourism and Agro-Tourism Enterprise, Colombo, Srilanca, August 2010.
Risk Management in Agriculture & Rural Finance, Yogyakarta, October 2011
Development, Promotion and Marketing of Agro-tourism Products, Kinabalu, Malaysia, November 2012
5. PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN (selected) :
Farm Cooperative Deelopment Model in Dong Nai Province. Department of Agriculture and Rural Develoment. Dong Nai Province, 2012-2013. Project advisor.
Impact Assessment on local communities’ livelihoods of Song Bung 4 Hydropower. Project financed by the ADB. Year 2012. Location: Quang Nam province. Socio-economics specialist.
Socio-economic Impact Assessment of The Ben Luc-Long Thanh Expressway ADB TA No. 7155-VIE Project. Year 2010. Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Long An and Dong Nai. National consultant.
Analysis of the Livelihoods in Selected Villages around the BD – NB National Park with a Particular Emphasis on Establishing the Opportunities for Community Based - Tourism Enterprises WWF. Vietnam Country Program. 2008. National Consultant – Environment and Socio-economics Specialist.
Socio-Economic Assessment of Sugarcane Production and Sugar Industry. WWF project. Vietnam Country Program, 2008. Location: Tay Ninh, Long An and Dong Nai provinces Vietnam. Project leader.
Assessment of Sugarcane Production Practices in Southern Vietnam, WWF project, 2007 – Project leader
Human capacity building: Training course on advanced marketing for local officers in Quang Ngai province, RUDEP project, June 2007- Resource speaker.
Impact Assessment of Training on Vegetable Production of Poor Communities in Tra Vinh Province, 2006-2009. Asian Vegetables Research Center. Economic specialist. Project leader.
Impact Assessment of Microcredit Program to the Poor Households in Dong Nai province, 2006. Project leader.
The Economics of Developing Reservoir Aquaculture in Vietnam, Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc provinces, from 2004 to date, ACIAR, Australia. Economics specialist.
Land Use Policy for poverty Production and Sustainable Livelihood Improvement in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam, 2003-2004. Ford Foundation project. Project co-leader.
Cotton Integrated Pest management Impact Assessment, DANIDA Project, Soc Trang, Can Tho and Hau Giang provinces, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, funding by DANIDA. Project leader.
TA 4440-VIE: Rural Infrastructure for Sustainable Livelihood Improvements Project, in Lao Cao Province, from November 2005-January 2006 Economics specialist.
Vietnam Urban Upgrading Project in Can Tho, 2003. World Bank project. Financial/Economics specialist.
ADB TA No.3528-VIE: Capacity Building & Water Resources Management Plan for Dong Nai River Basin Project, 11 provinces in Dong Nai River Basin, MARD/MoNRE/ADB funding, September 2002 to 2004, Economics Specialist.
Mekong Water Resources Management Project (Cr. 3198-VN), in 6 provinces in Mekong Delta, MARD funded by WB, 2002 – 2003. Financial / Economics Specialist.
Cotton Integrated Pest management Impact Assessment, FAO Project, Daklak Province, Nong Lam University, (NLU), HCM funding by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2002 – 2003. Finance / Economics specialist and project leader.
International Consultant of Project entitled “Rice Price Policy For Rice in East Timor Strategy and Options”, UNDP and FAO Project, worked in East Timor, August – September 2001, Institutional/ Economics specialist.
Poverty Reduction and Environment Management in Remote Greater Mekong Subregion Watersheds, an ADB Project in association with ANZDEC Ltd. New Zealand and GFA-Agrar, Germany, done in Gia Lai and Kon Tum Provinces, Vietnam. Nong Lam University, (NLU), HCMC, funding by ADB (June 2000 to January 2001), Planning/ Economics Specialist/ Lecturer.
Applying Participatory Landscape Lifescape Approach in Research the Resource Use and Its Relation to Planning, a joined SEARCA and SANREM Project, Lam Dong Province, VN. Nong Lam University, (2000 to 2001), Financial / Economics Specialist
The Legal and Institutional Framework and Economic Evaluation of Resources and Environment in the Mekong Region: A Wetlands Approach, an ICLARM sponsored Project, Mekong delta. Nong Lam University, 2000 – 2003. Economics specialist.
6. COURSES UNDERTAKEN
- Advanced Microeconomics
- International Economics for graduate and post-graduate students
- Intermediate Microeconomics (Microeconomics II)
- Public Economics
- Agricultural Policy Analysis
- Land Economics
- Research Methodology
- English for Business and Management; English for Rural Development
- Rural Tourism Development
Le Quang Thong, 2001. Sustaining Upland Development in Southeast Asia: Issues, tools and institutions for local natural resource management. ACCEED Conference Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines May 28 - 30, 2001.
Le Quang Thong, 2001. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Environmental Issues in Development Planning – The Case of Soil Erosion in Bao Loc District, Lam Dong Province. Technical Report No. 5, MPI, UNDP and SDC, July 2001.
Lê Quang Thông và Lê Văn Dũ, 2002. Ước tính chi phí xói mòn đất tại huyện Bảo Lộc, tỉnh Lâm Đồng. Estimating On-site Cost of Soil Erosion - Case in Bao Loc District – Lam Dong Province.
Le Quang Thong, H.H. Cai, T.T. Giang, V.V. Thoan, D.T. Ha, 2002. Towards a Multi-Stakeholder and Integrated Approach in Watershed Management: The Case of the Ea Tul Catchment in Daklak Province, Vietnam. Paper presented at the workshop on "Development of Slope land Agriculture in Mainland Southeast Asia", CSEAS, International Center for Research in Agro-forestry, and The World Resources Institute from 14-17 March, 2002 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Le Quang Thong, L.V. Du, D. T. Ha, P. H. D. Phuoc, and Victoria O. Espaldon, 2001. Soil erosion: A Cause or a Consequences. Research note Nr. 2, SANREM Project, Philippines, 2003.
Le Quang Thong and Victoria O. Espaldon, D.T. Ha, P.H.D. Phuoc, N. N. Thuy, L.V. Du, and P. T. Hung, 2004. Challenges on Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Vietnam Uplands: A Case Study. Published by South EastAsian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture. The Philippines.
Le Quang Thong and Hoang Huu Cai, 2004. Incorporating Natural Resource Management in Extension Services in Dak Lak.
Le Quang Thong, 2004. Education System on Economic Management in Vietnam, SEAMEO-UNESCO Education Congress and Expo. Adapting to Changing Times and Needs. Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Bangkok, May 2004.
Le Quang Thong and Nguyen Anh Ngoc, 2004. Incentives for Wastewater Management in Industrial Estates in Vietnam. Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia. Research report, ISSN 1608-5434 ; 2004-RR1 Co-published by the International Development Research Centre.
Le Quang Thong, 2005. “Vietnam’s Agriculture: the Challenges and Achievements”, Paper presented in Conference of Kasetsart University, Bangkok, October 2005
Le Quang Thong, Trinh Truong Giang and Hoang Huu Cai, 2005. Wetland Study: Lesson Learned and Future Challenges. University of Agriculture and Forestry, Thu Duc, HCMC.
Le Quang Thong, 2006. Impact Evaluation Of The Dariu Foundation Microfinance Project Tan Phu and Dinh Quan District, Dong Nai Province, DARIU Foundation, Investment in Education, Saigon Children Charity, December 2006.
Le Quang Thong, 2007. “Value chain financing in the coffee industry in Vietnam”, resources paper presented at Southeast Asian Regional Conference on Agricultural Value Chain Financing, Kuala Lumpur, December 12-14, 2007
Le Quang Thong 2008. Integrating Safe and Off-season Vegetable Production with Market through Information, Education, and Training in Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam. Regional Training Course on Managing Vegetable Production and Marketing, Thailand, December 18, 2008.
Le Quang Thong, 2009. “Impact of Teaching Farmers in Safe &Off Season Vegetable Production”, resource paper at The 28th Annual Regional Training Course on Managing Vegetable Production - Marketing, Thailand, November 2009.
Le Quang Thong, 2009. An Analysis of the Livelihoods in Selected Villages around the BD – NB National Park with a Particular Emphasis on Establishing the Opportunities for Community Based - Tourism Enterprise, WWF Greater Mekong, Vietnam Country Programme 2008.
Le Quang Thong, 2010. “Value chain financing in the rice industry in Vietnam”, resource paper presented at National workshop on “Rice Value Chains: Sustainable development of rice production in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam”, in An Giang province, December 2010.
Le Quang Thong, 2011. “Community-Based Rural Tourism Development”, resource paper presented at national training workshop of Community-based Rural Tourism, sponsored by APO and NPO, held in Dalat, Lam Dong Province.