Vietnam and Yunnan, China Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation
|Leaders of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and delegates attending the conference in Ha Giang.
The Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development of Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, and Dien Bien (Vietnam) on February 22 coordinated with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Yunnan province (China) to organize an online conference for agricultural exchanges and cooperation.
The participants informed each other about the situation of agricultural development, looked back on successful experiences and useful research in agriculture. They agreed to establish an agricultural cooperation mechanism.
In order to regularly maintain the above activities, the two sides appoint a contact point in charge of implementing the contents.
They give priority to strengthening cooperation in agricultural science and technology, planting trials, taking care of good varieties and developing markets for agricultural products; encouraging enterprises to research policies to support training for officers and employees.
Speaking at the conference, the Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming said, "Yunnan province and four provinces of Vietnam have similar basic climate, weather and soil conditions and all focus on developing the three major areas."
In recent years, Yunnan province is building a green food brand and has outstanding achievements. Therefore, Vietnam hopes that the province will soon share experiences and support capacity building in agricultural and rural development for the provinces of Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, and Dien Bien.
With joint efforts, the two sides need to select a number of specific agricultural programs to bring practical benefits to the people and contribute to sustainable rural development.
At the conference, leaders of Ha Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development highlighted the strengths of each region for agricultural development, focusing on crops with advantages, including tea, oranges, vegetables, and medicinal herbs.
Ha Giang proposed Yunnan province continue to concretize the contents signed in the joint statement between the Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the four provinces.
The province hopes that the Academy will support the transfer of the most advanced science and technology in tea production and processing to people, businesses, and cooperatives. The province also wants Yunnan province to introduce businesses with investment capacity to build raw material areas for the locality.
In August 2021, in Kunming, the opening ceremony of a high-tech agricultural and livestock training course was held online.
The training course was organized by the Department of Agriculture of Yunnan province for 185 managers and professional staff of the Department of Agriculture in 9 provinces/cities of Vietnam.
Consul General Nguyen Trung Hieu said that since the outbreak of the pandemic, cooperation between Vietnam and Yunnan province has changed a lot and has a new positive cooperation trend.
The fact that the provinces/cities of the two sides have overcome difficulties and organized the high-tech agricultural training course confirms that the Covid-19 pandemic cannot interrupt the cooperation between Vietnam and Yunnan province, China. This contributes to vividly expressing the friendship and cooperation between the provinces/cities of Vietnam and Yunnan province.
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