Food safety, zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and animal health research findings by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners were presented at the 2022 Global ODA Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Development held 21–22 November 2022 in Seoul, South Korea.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and CGIAR co-hosted a forum dubbed ‘Research and innovation for enhanced environmental sustainability, low-emission agriculture, climate change adaptation and mitigation’ at Pan Pacific Hotel in Hanoi on 28 November 2022. The event shared knowledge on sustainable agriculture from programs and projects in Vietnam and other countries as part of efforts to fight climate change.
Clippings of key national print and online newspapers on the forum on ‘Research and innovation for enhanced environmental sustainability, low-emission agriculture, climate change adaptation and mitigation’. The event took place on 28 November 2022 and was co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD) and CGIAR.
A taskforce of food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently met in Phnom Penh to explore ways to facilitate collaboration between the authorities and researchers in Cambodia for safer food in the country. The meeting was co-hosted by the National Animal Health and Production Research Institute (NAHPRI) and ILRI as part of an ILRI-led component of the Agroecology and Safe food System Transitions, or ASSET project.
Collaboration opportunities to strengthen Nepal’s livestock sector were top of the agenda when Shri Mahindra Ray Yadav, Nepal’s minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development along with his private secretary, Dinesh Kumar Yadav, visited the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). During the courtesy call to the institute’s New Delhi office on 8 June 2022, Yadav and ILRI’s regional representative for South Asia, Rahman Habibar, discussed technical support in the livestock sector, capacity development and women’s empowerment.
To celebrate the 4th World Food Safety Day (7 June 2022), a media workshop targeting over 40 Vietnamese reporters and researchers from different disciplines (public health, animal health, agriculture) was organized this morning in Hanoi. The ‘Deliver food safety messages to the community: an integrating approach between researchers and journalists – the case of animal-sourced food’ workshop discussed ways of better communicating food safety messages to the public.
A strategic consultation meeting to explore ways to prevent transboundary infectious diseases (TAD) from the livestock and poultry sectors of South Asian countries was jointly organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG) on 15 February 2022.
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) recognized the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for its dedication to the sustainable development of Vietnam, in a ceremony held on 21 December 2021.
Drastic changes in the agro-forestry-fisheries sector have been seen in recent years because of scientific research, technical advances, and modern agricultural production and processing technologies. With cooperation and support from agricultural research institutes worldwide, a number of research products have been applied in Vietnam, resulting in increased incomes for farmers and sustainable agricultural development. VnEconomy sought the opinions of international partners cooperating in agricultural scientific research in Vietnam about the achievements and challenges as well as the prospects in the future.
On 23 September 2021, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined other world leaders at the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 where the global transformation of food systems is being discussed towards achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.