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Netherlands shares experience in sustainable agricultural development

access_time Mar 20,2017 chat_bubble_outline 51 views
Netherlands shares experience in sustainable agricultural development

According to Marjolijn Sonnema, Deputy Minister for Agriculture at the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Vietnamese economy is growing strongly, but climate change is putting enormous pressure on the agricultural sector, affecting both the people at large and exporters.

She noted that the Netherlands is the world's leading exporter in terms of agricultural products thanks to the application of technology and initiatives in agriculture.

Dutch enterprises have considerable experience in developing sustainable agriculture and wish to support Vietnam in this field, she added.

At the seminar, Dutch enterprises shared lot of information on the transformation of agriculture towards sustainable development; feasible solutions for the project on increasing crop productivity in saline and drought conditions such as in the Mekong Delta; the initiative to establish a sustainable production chain; and training needs of the agriculture sector in Vietnam.

A representative from East West Seed said that with the current global population growth, agricultural productivity must increase by 70% by 2050 to meet food demand. Therefore, it is necessary to research and develop new varieties with high productivity and suited to natural conditions including water shortages and saline soil. Thus, attention should be paid to household farmers, as the initiative must be rooted in the needs of grassroots farmers.

With the same focus on small household production, Nedspice Vietnam is implementing a project on sustainable pepper farming, which aims to link 500-700 local farmers in Binh Phuoc in sustainable production chains.

Vietnam and the Netherlands have many specific co-operation agreements on agricultural development, food security, climate change adaptation and water resources management, among others.

A representative from the Dutch embassy in Vietnam said that in order to implement projects on sustainable agricultural development in the context of limited ODA capital and budgets, the participation of the private sector would be very important, contributing to improving quality and value in production.

Many Dutch experts also emphasised the significance of the industrialisation of agriculture, the enhancement of product quality instead of quantity; the proper use of water resources in production; and building suitable fish-farming areas for sustainable agricultural development.

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In late January the Avery Dennison RBIs Company under Avery Dennison from the US, specializing in stamp labels, packaging, and decorative accessories for the textile, leather and footwear sectors, opened its second factory in Vietnam, at the Long Hau Industrial Park in the Mekong Delta’s Long An province, bringing its total investment to $40 million. The factory will provide labeling solutions to meet growing demand and at the same time support Vietnam’s garment sector to integrate into global… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Expressway investor driven to take action over missing toll revenue

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Luring foreign investment in anticipation of FTAs

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