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Consultative meeting on Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)

   6/25/2014

The Governments of Viet Nam, South Africa and the Netherlands co-organized a Consultative meeting, with support from the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), FAO, CGIAR/CCAFS, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Italy, for establishing an Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture.


The medal "For the cause of agriculture and rural development" awarded to the WB expert

   6/24/2014

On June 17th 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded the medal"For the cause of agriculture and rural development" to Ms. Jennifer Sara, Sector Manager of the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank (WB) in Viet Nam on the occasion of the completion of her working term in Viet Nam.


Vietnam and Argentina strengthen cooperation in agriculture

   6/24/2014

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on "Food Safety Control", a significant legal framework to promote export and import of agricultural products between the two countries.


Viet Nam – the Netherlands strengthen cooperation in agriculture

   6/24/2014

"Agriculture in Viet Nam and the Netherlands have similarities in both advantages and challenges. Therefore, the two countries have recently provided effective support for the agricultural sector, especially in terms of food security. Also, the two countries have officially established a strategic partnership for agriculture. This will be a great opportunity for agricultural cooperation between the two countries with the goal of making Vietnam become the Netherlands of Asia", the Minister of Agriculture of the Netherlands – Ms. Sharon Dijksma said at the talks.


Denmark pledges 90 million USD in ODA to Vietnam

   6/17/2014

According to the Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, Denmark will disburse 90 million USD in ODA grants to Vietnam in the period 2014-2015. The main focus areas include: green growth; climate change; economic development for private sector; water and sanitation; culture and public governance activities. Denmark pledged to support Vietnam in the fight to reduce poverty and the development a more sustainable economy.


Approval of the project to assure food safety in livestock

   6/17/2014

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved the project "Food safety assurance in the transport and slaughter of livestock and poultry for period 2014-2020". The project aims to control the slaughter and transport of livestock and poultry in the whole country in accordance with the characteristics of each region, assure food safety for domestic consumption and exports and contribute to disease spread prevention and ecological environment protection.


Discussing solutions to overcome difficulties and promote export of agricultural and fishery products

   6/12/2014

At the meeting to discuss solutions to overcome difficulties and promote export of agricultural and fishery products held by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on June 3th 2014, the two Ministries and other relevant ministries and commodity associations identified the challenges in the consumption of this commodity group and agreed on 5 general solutions to overcome difficulties and promote export of this commodity group.


Japan supports Vietnam in disaster recovery equipment

   6/10/2014

On May 30th 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a ceremony to receive equipment of "Non-project aid for disaster prevention and recovery of areas affected by floods in Vietnam in 2011" funded by the Government of Japan, with total value of 600 million yen.


The Second meeting of Asean plus three emergency rice reserve (apterr) council

   6/6/2014

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hosted The Second Meeting of APTERR Council between May 29th - 30th 2014, with the aim of discussing necessary amendments for financial management rules and procedures of APTERR, identifying a number of fundamental issues of coordination mechanism between ASEAN Integrated Food Security Framework and APTERR Fund, and agreeing on the work plan for 2014-2015.


Memorandum of understanding for the project "New rural development associated with agricultural value chain development in Ninh Thuan"

   6/6/2014

On May 27th, the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Cheil Jedang (CJ) Corporation - South Korea, Ninh Thuan Provincial People's Committee and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on the implementation of the project "New rural development associated with agricultural value chain development in Ninh Thuan" was held in the city of Phan Ranh, Ninh Thuan province.


Further promotion of the implementation of Central Resolution 7 (X) on Tam Nong

   6/6/2014

The Politburo has issued Conclusion No. 97-KL/TW on a number of policies and solutions to implement Central Resolution 7 (X) on agriculture, farmers and rural areas. 

Accordingly, the strategic and innovative Central Resolution 7 (X) on agriculture, farmers and rural areas will be widely implemented in a uniform and serious manner, with the participation of the political system and the people.


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