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Signing Ceremony of the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program

   4/13/2011

On 7 April 2011, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the MOI on the Emerging Pandemic Threats Program with the witnesses of Mr. Diệp Kỉnh Tần, MARD’ Vice Minister and Ms. Virginia E. Palmer, Charge’ D’ Affaires of US Embassy in Viet Nam. The Emerging Pandemic Threats Program is USAID’ regional initiative to enhance the diseases control, particularly the emerging pandemics relating to domestic and wildlife animals. The objective of the Program is to improve Vietnam’s capacity for early detection and response to dangerous pathogens in animals before they can become significant threats to human health. With the climate change impact to the eco-environment, the more and more severe climate conditions, and the increasing threats of newly emerging pathogens, the pandemic preparedness and addressing other significant public health threats at the interface of wildlife animal – domestic animal – human being are the great concern of the international community, and reflected through a new One Health approach so as to enable the control of the possibly emerging diseases in the future. Viet Nam is among the first countries in the world begins to identify practical ways to apply such new approach in the country. Taking this opportunity, Vice Minister Diệp Kỉnh Tần would also like to note here the very effective international cooperation that Vietnam has had on these issues during the past decade, which we consider to be extremely important due the global nature of these issues. On behalf of MARD, Vice Minister would like to thank the US Government for the valuable assistance extended to Viet Nam in the AI prevention and control over the past time, and expect to continued support in the pandemic control in particular, and in the cause of agriculture and rural development in general.

ISG
4/13/2011

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Viet Nam - Saudi Arabia Agricultural Cooperation

   4/13/2011

On the 3rd of March, 2011 in Ha Noi, an agreement was reached at talks between Vietnam's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Minister of Saudi Arabian Agriculture and Commerce and Industry. Both sides had discussed some cooperation orientations: Saudi Arabia will help Viet Nam to ensure energy security and Viet Nam will help Saudi Arabia food security.


UN provides $2.7m to manage forests

   3/15/2011

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed an agreement with the Vietnamese Government (04/03/2011), committing itself to a technical assistance partnership to develop the country's capacity in forest resources assessment. The agreement launched the National Forest Assessment (NFA) project, a US$2.7 million project financed through FAO's forest co-operation programme with the Finnish government. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hua Duc Nhi co-signed the project document with the FAO representative in Viet Nam Yuriko Shoji.


Investment promotion forum on agriculture and rural development in the North Central provinces

   12/10/2010

On December 6, Investment promotion forum on agriculture and rural development in the North Central provinces which was chaired by Minister of Agriculture and Rural development Cao Duc Phat has taken place in Quang Binh.


Vietnam celebrates the 30th anniversary of the World Food Day and 65th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

   10/27/2010

At the Institute of Agro-forestry Sciences in the northern mountainous area, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held a 30-year anniversary of the World Food Day and the 65th anniversary of FAO (16/10/1980 - 10/16/2010) with the theme "Combined hands against poverty. "FAO Representative, Ms. Yuriko Shoji said the number of people going hungry in 2009 has reached the peach of 1 billion people, the largest ever.


International Rice Congress (IRC2010)

   10/26/2010

As the world struggles to feed itself, leading Asian rice producer, Vietnam, will host the largest congress of world’s rice experts in 2010 Apart from oil, rice is the world’s most complex commodity, influencing global politics, national governments, large tracts of land, a large proportion of the population, the climate and the environment. The 3rd International Rice Congress 2010, the world’s largest gathering of rice scientists, researchers, and technology experts, is going to be held from November 8-12, 2010 at the Vietnam National Convention Center in Hanoi.


Germany to assist Vietnam in training farmers in forestry

   10/7/2010

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam – Germany diplomatic ties, on 5 October 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam has received the gifts worth 11,000 Euros from the Government of the Republic Federal Germany.


Support mountainous rural farmers in application of advanced technology

   10/7/2010


New rural area is a "revolution" - the State and people work together

   10/6/2010


Markets are in favour of agricultural product exports

   10/6/2010


Develop cooperatives to be firm foundation for national economy

   10/6/2010


Vietnamese fisheries sector to improve competitiveness through traceability system

   10/6/2010


Rural development Programme to build ‘new' rural areas successful

   10/6/2010


Agriculture, fisheries census to be conducted

   10/6/2010


Mozambique Prime Minister visits Vietnam’s Academy of Agricultural Sciences

   9/9/2010

On 4 Sept. 2010, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique, Aires Bonifacio Baptista Ali, paid a visit to the Vietnam’s Academy of Agricultural Sciences within the framework of the official friendship visit from 31/8- 5 / 9 at the invitation of the Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung.


International cooperation and economic integration of the agriculture and rural development sector in the second half of 2010

   8/9/2010


Vietnam Tea International Conference 2010

   8/9/2010

Vietnam tea International Conference 2010 was held in Hanoi on 30 July 2010, with the participation of over 20 organizations, countries and territories. The conference is also an opportunity for Vietnam to discuss, listen and update the latest information of the world tea market and seek commerce opportunities.


Establishment of the Steering Committee for the Project "Vocational training for rural workers until 2020"

   8/9/2010


List of research programs and projects for science and technology and investment in 2020 by MARD

   7/6/2010


Manual guidelines for foreign direct investment to agriculture, forestry and fisheries in Vietnam 2010

   6/25/2010


Vietnam and Namibia to speed up agreement on fisheries cooperation

   6/22/2010


Sweden – Vietnam strengthen partners’ cooperation in agriculture and rural development

   6/22/2010


ISG five-year review (2006-2010) and 2011-2015 concept development

   12/23/2009


ICD MARD Forum Highlights Priority Projects for ARD Sector in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

   12/1/2009


Quang Nam Province Strengthens Cooperation With INGOs at Hanoi Conference

   12/1/2009


MARD AND ODA SUPPORTERS DISCUSS 5 YEAR PLAN FOR ARD SECTOR AT ISG 2009 PLENARY MEETING

   11/16/2009


New Challenge Fund to stimulate innovation in Vietnam ARD businesses and benefit rural poor

   11/16/2009


National workshop Management of paddy land and policy for rice development to ensure national food security

   7/13/2009


Assistance to Cuba’s food production

   7/3/2009


Agritech ‘09 Exhibition in Tel Aviv, along with a study tour in Israel

   7/3/2009


Promoting Vietnam’s investment in Cambodia

   7/3/2009


Workshop on “Announcing the Framework Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation of the Agriculture and Rural Development sector”

   7/3/2009


Meeting of the 1st ASEAN Fisheries Consultative Forum (AFCF) and the 17th ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries (ASWGFi)

   7/3/2009


Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Vietnam and Central Africa within the framework of the Partnership Agreement implementing the Cooperative Programs in the areas of agriculture, rural development, livestock and animal health

   7/3/2009


Workshops on a National Action Plan with respect to the Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector upon Vietnam’s Accession to the WTO during the period 2010-2012

   7/3/2009


Mid-term Review of the Consultative Group (CG) for Vietnam

   7/3/2009


The 6th ASEAN Ministers’ Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (AMRDPE) and the Senior Officials Meeting of ASEAN Members and the partners of China, Japan and South Korea (SOMRDPE+3)

   7/3/2009


Orientation for Farming Economic Development

   5/7/2009


Strategy for the fishery production and processing sector in the Mekong Delta towards export.

   5/7/2009


The International Consultation on the Regulation for Foreign Assistance Management and Utilisation in MARD

   5/4/2009


Signing the US$1million grant agreement for the preparation of the rural infrastructure development project funded by the ADB

   5/4/2009


Monthly exchange meeting of ODA programmes, projects

   5/4/2009


Preparation for the loan project “Climate change programme to assist the policies and strategies relating to climate change in Vietnam”

   5/4/2009


Signing projects to assist Vietnam in the fight against avian influenza with the US financial assistance through the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

   5/4/2009


Meeting with the Ambassador, US Special Representative for Avian and Pandemic Influenza

   5/4/2009


Meeting with Ambassador of Ukraine in Hanoi

   5/4/2009


Roundtable Meeting on Improving Agricultural Competitiveness in Southeast Asia

   5/4/2009


Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Sanitory and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Lao PDR

   5/4/2009


Vietnam-Mozambique Joint Committee Meeting

   5/4/2009


“Dialogue on cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the International Non-governmental Organisations”

   5/4/2009


Preparation for the ASEAN Ministers Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication

   5/4/2009


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