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The medal "For the cause of agriculture and rural development" for Mr. Akira Shimizu, Deputy chief representative of JICA Vietnam

   3/7/2014

On February 24th 2014, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat signed Decision No. 270/QD-BNN-TCCB giving the medal "For the cause of agriculture and rural development" to Mr. Akira Shimizu, Deputy Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam, who has meritorious contribution to agriculture and rural development in Vietnam.


Deputy Minister Hoang Van Thang gave the medal to Mr Akira Shimizu,
deputy chief representative of JICA VN

In all programs and projects he participated in, he has provided his active support for the proposals and initiatives of stakeholders, resolution of difficulties and implemention in accordance with the regulations of Japan and Vietnam. The achievements of his work during the tenure in Vietnam have contributed to improving agricultural and rural infrastructures, food safety management system and the lives of farmers in Vietnam. 

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3/7/2014

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Strategy for management of special-use forest and marine protected areas

   2/21/2014

On February 7th 2014, the Prime Minister approved the Strategy for management of special-use forests, marine protected areas and inland water protected areas in Vietnam until 2020 and vision to 2030 in Decision No. 218/QD-TTg. 


1,390 million USD investment for new rural development

   2/13/2014

To encourage the use of high technology in agricultural development with new strategies to promote agricultural restructuring and advice on food security strategies at national and provincial level and exploit the potential of rural areas in Vietnam through the coordination of technical assistance of the United Nations System


New Circular regarding use and management of ODA

   2/13/2014

On January 9th 2014, the Ministry of Planning and Investment issued Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BKHDT guiding a number of articles of Decree No. 38/2013/ND-CP dated April 23th 2013 of the Government on use and management of official development assistance (ODA) and concessional loans from donors.


In 2014, poverty rate decreases 1.7% - 2%

   1/10/2014

In order to reach the targets of 2014: national GDP growth shall be 5,8%; export turnover increases about 10%; poverty rate decreases 1.7% - 2%, 4% particularly in poor districts; create employment for about 1.6 million labors; unemployment rate in urban area is lower than 4%; and 85% of facilities/base who heavily violate the environmental regulation will be handled; 


Enhance the support norm for production development in the poor districts

   1/10/2014

On 31/12/2013, Prime Minister issued the Decision No 2621/QĐ-TTg adjusting and supplementing some support norms for production development in the Decree No 30a/2008/NQ-CP dated27/12/2008 by the Government on the fast and sustainable poverty reduction for poor districts. The support norm increased 1.5 - 02 times compared to before.


Organizational structure change of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development

   1/10/2014

On November 26th 2013, the Government issued Decree No. 199/2013/ND-CP regulating functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Vietnam officially becomes the 20th member of Cairns Group - WTO

   1/10/2014

On December 2th 2013, the 38th Ministerial Meeting of the interest group of agricultural exporting countries (Cairns Group) of the WTO was held in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC9), the Cairns Group Ministers officially admitted Vietnam as the 20th member of the Group.


New chapter in Vietnam's cooperation with development partners

   1/10/2014

At the conclusion of the Vietnam Development Partnership Forum 2013, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh stated that international donors highly appreciate the management and effective use of ODA in the past 20 years for economic development and especially poverty reduction in Vietnam and now Vietnam has stepped into a new chapter in cooperation with the development partners.


FAO supports Vietnam in strengthening capacity for information, education and communication on food safety

   1/10/2014

The Prime Minister has approved the project "Strengthening capacity for information, education and communication in the field of food safety to support the implementation of the Law on Food Safety and the National Strategy on Food Safety for the period 2011-2020 and vision to 2030", funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the period 2013-2016 with a total budget of 2.2 million USD in the Decision No. 2413/QD-TTg dated December 11th 2013.


2013 ISG plenary meeting - International economic integration for agriculture in Viet Nam: New challenges and opportunities

   12/18/2013

December 12th 2013 - Hanoi: The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, International Cooperation Department through International Support Group (ISG) with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held the 2013 ISG Plenary Meeting on the theme "International Economic Integration for Agriculture in Viet Nam: New Challenges and Opportunities".


International economic integration and its impacts on agriculture and rural development in Viet Nam

   12/17/2013

On October 30th 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a workshop announcing the results of project "Assessment of impacts of WTO accession and regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on agriculture and rural development" through the support of the Beyond WTO Program.


The Congress approves the socioeconomic targets of 2014

   12/17/2013

According to the Resolution approved by the Congress, the general objectives of 2014 are: "Maintaining macroeconomic stability, controlling inflation; assuring reasonable growth and improving the quality, efficiency and competitiveness of economy on the basis of the implementation of three groundbreaking strategies associated with growth model innovation and economic restructuring; assuring social security and social welfare


Deputy PM calls for joint effort to deal with disasters

   11/20/2013

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh delivered an opening speech at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) High-Level Meeting on Disaster Prevention and Relief in Response to Climate Change in Hanoi on 18thNovember2013, calling for cooperation in disaster risk reduction, management and mitigation.


Vietnam, Namibia raise diplomatic, agricultural cooperation

   11/20/2013

 

Vietnamand Namibia have signed agreements to boost their cooperation in diplomacy and agriculture. The deals were reached during Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s State visit to Vietnam from November 18-20, which was described by President Truong Tan Sang as a momentum to bring bilateral ties to a new period of development in a deep and result-oriented way.


Policy improvement for new rural development

   11/6/2013

At the International conference "Approaches to new rural development in Vietnam" recently held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Vietnam Science Association for Rural Development (PHANO), the delegates agreed that the results of three year implementation of the National Target Program on New Rural Development were not as good as expected due to lack of consensus on the scientific approaches and specific action plans and the policies should be improved to enhance the efficiency of the program.


The 35th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry

   10/29/2013

The 35th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF), the 13th ASEAN Plus Three (China, Japan and South Korea) Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry  (AMAF+3) and the 3rd ASEAN - India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture and Forestry took place from September 26th to 28th, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The workshop "PPP policy framework in Agriculture - International experiences and Viet Nam"

   10/18/2013

With the support of FAO, PPP Working GroupandISG, the International Cooperation Department has carried out activities aimed at raising awareness of key ministerial staff anddevelopingPPP policy in agriculture.The first workshopon"The role of the state in promoting Public Private Partnership in agricultural sector- International Experiences",...


Launching of FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the Period 2012 – 2016

   10/16/2013

The launching event of FAO Country Programming Framework was held on 14th October 2013 at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development MARD, chaired by Madame Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu, Vice Minister of  MARD and Mr. JongHa Bae, FAO Representative in Vietnam.


New Chairman of the Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

   10/7/2013

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has signed the Decision No. 1957/QD-BNN-TCCB dated August 23th 2013 on the assignment of Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh to hold concurrently as the Chairman of the Council for Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Deputy Director of the National Program on High Technology Development through 2020 according to Decision No. 1941/QD-BNN-TCCB dated August 22th 2013.


The Prime Minister appointed the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

   10/7/2013

The Prime Minister has signed Decision No. 1698/QD-TTg dated September 20th 2013 on the transfer and appointment of Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Kien Giang province, served as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Participation in promoting comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam, Hungary and Denmark

   10/7/2013

As reported, from September 15th to 20th 2013, State President Truong Tan Sang and his wife together with the high-level delegation of Vietnam successfully completed an official state visit to Hungary and the Kingdom of Denmark at the invitation of Hungarian President Janos Ader and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark


Directing the implementation of the agricultural restructuring scheme

   10/1/2013

On September 27th 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference on "The implementation of the agricultural restructuring scheme" to guide the provinces through the implementation of the scheme and adopt the Decision on the establishment of Restructuring Steering Committee of the agriculture and rural development sector, with Minister Cao Duc Phat as the head, 


The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on Disaster management cooperation related to Water and Adaptation to Climate Change

   9/18/2013

To celebrate 40 years of Vietnam - Japan diplomatic relations, the Organizing Committee of Japan - Vietnam Friendship Year and JICA co-hosted the workshop "Vietnam - Japan disaster prevention cooperation" with the topic: The disaster prevention measures in Japan based on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and JICA's cooperation in disaster prevention in Vietnam, on September 29th 2013 at Melia Hotel, Hanoi. 


Amendments to preferential policy on foreign direct investment in Vietnam

   9/18/2013

On August 29th 2013, the Government issued Resolution No. 103/NQ-CP on directions of efficiency improvement in attraction, use and management of foreign direct investment in the coming time, with many significant solutions.


Talks between Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos

   8/16/2013

With the permission of the Prime Minister, from August 5th to 8th 2013, Minister Cao Duc Phat had an official visit and attended the annual meeting with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos in two border provinces of Kham Muon and Savannakhet.The purpose of the meeting is to review the cooperation situation of 2012 - 2013 and arrange cooperation activities in 2014.


Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the Decision on the appointment of a new Deputy Minister

   7/18/2013

On July 15th 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Decision 1066/QD-TTg dated July 8th 2013 of the Prime Minister on the appointment of Mr. Le Quoc Doanh as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development .

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Cao Duc Phat expressed his confidence in the competence and practical experiences of Mr. Le Quoc Doanh to coordinate with the ministerial leaders to effectively manage and conduct the agriculture and rural development sector.


Raising of aids from foreign Non-governmental Organizations

   7/18/2013

To enhance mobilization, exploitation and efficiency of aids from foreign non-governmental organizations, contributing to poverty reduction and socioeconomic development in Vietnam, on July 10th 2013 , the Prime Minister issued the National program to promote raising of foreign non-governmental aids during 2013 - 2017 period together with Decision No. 40/2013/QD-TTg.


Focus on development of 6 industries in cooperation with Japan

   7/11/2013

On July 1st, 2013, the Prime Minister signed Decision 1043/QD-TTg approving the industrialization strategy of Vietnam in the framework of Vietnam - Japan cooperation toward 2020, vision to 2030.


South - South trilateral cooperation between Vietnam - Chad - FAO

   6/5/2013

In the framework of the South - South cooperation, the delegation of Chad led by the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Dr. Dangde Laobele Damaye visited Vietnam and worked from 28/05/2013 – 03/06/2013 in Hanoi. This working visit lies within the framework of the trilateral cooperation program signed in 2010 and implemented in 2011 and 2012.


The opening of the 2nd ASEAN Ministerial Conference on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (COP2)

   5/31/2013

On May 30th 2013in Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended and delivered the opening speech of the 2nd Ministerial Conference of the parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (COP2).


The 8th meeting of the Vietnam-Iran Joint Committee on Economics and Trade

   5/27/2013

The 8th meeting of the Vietnam-Iran Joint Committee on Economics and Trade was a good opportunity to enhance the cooperation between two sides in economics, trade, culture and society.

At the reception, Sang highly valued Iran’s remarkable socio-economic development, and stressed that both sides need to seek ways to further tap their potential in economics, trade, culture and society


Finland funds EUR 9.7 million for the 2nd Phase of FORMIS Project

   5/24/2013

In the morning of 24th May 2013, Vice Minister of MARD, H.E Ha Cong Tuan and Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E Kimmo Lähdevirta signed the agreement between GoV and the Government of Finland on ODA support for FORMIS 2nd phase.


The Forum on “Donors Coordination for New Rural Development in Vietnam”

   5/17/2013

On 14 May, International Support Group, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, (ISG-MARD) organized the Forum on “Donors Coordination for New Rural Development in Viet Nam” in Ha Noi. There were nearly 100 participants, including multilateral and bilateral donors, international organizations and representatives from the MARD departments and research institutes, associations and the media.


JICA always supports agricultural development of Viet Nam

   5/15/2013

During nearly 40 years of Viet Nam – Japan cooperation, Viet Nam's agricultural sector has received huge support from the Government of Japan with more than 30 technical projects and non-refundable aid with $150 million emergency support; four major loan projects in the field of irrigation and forestry with total loan of nearly $ 500 million.


JICA supports 393 million JPY for disaster prevention

   5/8/2013

The second phase of Vietnam’s society resilient against disasters project was launched on April 23 with the signing of an agreement between MARD, MONRE and several Vietnamese provinces and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).


Poverty rate in specially difficult communes reduces 4% per year in 2012 - 2015

   4/24/2013

The program target for the 2012 – 2015 is to reduce 4% per year the poverty rate in specially difficult communes, border communes, safety zone communes, specially difficult villages. Particularly, the income per capita in these communes is aimed to reach 50% of the common average income in rural area of the country by 2015; 95% of the commune town centers and over 60% of the villages have electricity; small irrigation project meet 50% of demand for annual irrigation; 50% of the Commune Healthcares are standardized ...


Vietnam and Netherlands inks a deal on horticulture cooperation

   4/5/2013

As part of the round table conference on the establishment of the Vietnam – Netherlands Cooperation Forum held on 27 March, Vietnam and Netherlands inked a deal on cooperation in the field of fruit and vegetables on 28 March, marking a new chapter in agricultural cooperation between the two countries.


Viet Nam andBulgariaenhancetrade cooperation in agriculture

   2/19/2013

In the talk with the delegation from the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food on January 30th 2013, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, H.E Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu and Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food, H.E Tzventa Vassilev Dimitrov...


International cooperation in agriculture and rural development in 2012

   2/7/2013

In 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development prepared the draft and legal procedures to sign several bilateral/multilateral cooperation documents, treaties, and international organizations with a total value of more than $1 billion.


Viet Namand Siera Leone cooperation enhanced under South-South Cooperation Programme

   1/29/2013

In an effort to move forward with the South-South Cooperation Programme with the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, and with financial support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),


Addendum for the Agreement of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Program Support (ARD-SPS) 2007-2012

   12/21/2012

The Addendum for the Agreement of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Program Support (ARD-SPS) 2007-2012 is the legislation base for this program to extend in another 1 year to continue its activities in order to reach the planed program’s objectives.


Vietnam and South Africa enhance biodiversity conservation cooperation

   12/13/2012

Vietnam and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to preserve and protect biological diversity, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a press conference in Hanoi on December 10.


Vietnam’s Agriculture Restructure: Sustainability and Added Value

   12/12/2012

On 4th December 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and International Cooperation Department, via the International Support Group (ISG) hold the ISG Plenary Meeting 2012 with the theme: Vietnam’s Agriculture Restructure: Sustainability and Added Value.


Join Investment in Fisheries

   11/14/2012

The regional linking approach to encourage investment in fisheries in Mekong River Delta is responded positively. The link will take full advantage of all local strengths and potential in the region while at the same time, create the overall strength for comprehensive development of the fisheries sector in the Mekong Delta.


Need of investment to ensure food security

   10/23/2012

The FARMD Annual Conference 2012 entitled "Risk and rice in Asia" hold by the collaboration of FARMD and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on 17 October 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City. In this conference, many speakers agreed that priority should be given to public investment for farmers in order to ensure food security.


34th AMAF Meeting and 12th AMAF + 3 Meeting

   10/23/2012

The 34th Meeting of Asean Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) and the 12th Meeting of Asean Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry + 3 (AMAF+3) was held on 24-29 September 2012 in Vientiane, Laos PDR.


11,660 billion vnd in building mekong river delta dikes

   10/15/2012

On 25th September 2012, the Prime Minister signed Decision No. 1397/QD-TTg approving the Mekong River Delta Irrigation Plan in 2012-2020 and Orientation to 2050 in terms of climate change and sea level rise.


Green economy standards for public investment projects applied since 2015

   10/15/2012

 

This is the content of the Decision No. 1393/QD-TTg dated 25/09/2012 by the Prime Minister approving the national strategy for Green Growth.

Specifically, in order to restructure and improve economic institutions towards a green economy on existing sectors and to encourage the economic development of efficient use of high added value energy and natural resources


FAO supports Vietnam in Rabies Prevention

   10/15/2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will be teaming up with the Department of Animal Health, Public health and education agencies in Vietnam to celebrate World Rabies Day Initiative (WRD)  in Thai Nguyen province.


AFC wraps up with focus on food security

   9/10/2012

 

The second global conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (AFC) wrapped up in Hanoi on September 7 with a communique underscoring the importance of food security.

Food security has been and will be a critical issue for the international community, the document said, adding that food security, poverty, climate change and sustainable development are inseparable.


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