Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc

Name: Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc

Department: Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Program in Development Science
Course: Social Implementation Course
Research Field: Agricultural Economics
Supervisor: Prof. ICHIHASHI MASARU

Career and Academic Background before TAOYAKA Program

I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics from The University of Western Australia in 2009. Before coming to IDEC at Hiroshima University, I worked as an international officer for 6 years in Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) in Vietnam. I was the leader of the International Internship Program and my main task was recruiting the best students who wish to do their internship and training in the high agricultural technologies countries such as America, Japan, Israel, and Australia.

I also worked as a teaching assistant in the Advanced Education Program in Environmental Science and Management in my University (TUAF). The program is in collaboration with the University of California, Davis, USA. I also worked as the manager of the program for almost two years.

During the time at TUAF, I joined some research projects in the rural areas of the North Mountainous Region of Vietnam which focused on the livelihood of minority people in the disadvantages regions and strategies to overcome the poor.

Research Plan in TAOYAKA Program

I believe that the TAOYAKA program will equip me well with knowledge and experiences that enhance my position at work.

My research will focus on technical efficiency in agriculture production and related issues such as the influence of agricultural production on climate change, agricultural insurance policy in developing countries, and others.

The research outcomes will be recommended for not only the research sites, but also to other areas with similar conditions. The approach used in this research will also have high potential to be applied in other developing countries.  Importantly, the study results will bring about positive changes on socioeconomics, environment and sustainability in the long run for the most vulnerable ethnic minorities in rural areas in developing nations.

Career Plan after TAOYAKA Program

Being one of the TAOYAKA students, I have the great chance to learn from not only excellent professors but also my precious colleagues. After graduation, I will go back to Vietnam.  I wish to applythe range of skills and knowledge to enable me to deal with multicultural coexistence issues and the sustainable development, not only in my province but all the disadvantages areas in the world.

As far as long-term plans, I hope to get a higher position at my former university or other institutions where I can indulge my primary impulse, which is to be involved in scientific research, and also try my hand at teaching.