CARES (Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies) is a R&D center within Vietnam National University of Agriculture. It was officially founded by Decision No.4687/QĐ-BGD&ĐT – TTCB of Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam dated on the 06 November 2000. CARE is an independent center in R&D activities and finance with tax number. Since 2000, CARES has extended its research scope as well as collaboration with Vietnamese and foreign partners. The main task of CARES is to research and transfer agroecological knowledge to farmers in Vietnam. In addition, CARES also involves into various consultancy contracts with international partners on sustainable rural societies and agricultural development.