Science and technology: a driving force in sustainable agricultural development
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Science and technology: a driving force in sustainable agricultural development

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. Continue reading

The world commemorates One Health Day amidst pandemic
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The world commemorates One Health Day amidst pandemic

Today, 3 November 2021, marks the sixth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. Continue reading

CGIAR One Health initiative to forge a partnership of win-win cooperation in India
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CGIAR One Health initiative to forge a partnership of win-win cooperation in India

On 24 August 2021, about 60 stakeholders from government, research and academia across India gathered virtually to discuss a proposed new CGIAR initiative to protect human health through a One Health approach. It is one of more than 30 new initiatives being developed by CGIAR to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy. Continue reading

Better coordination and enhanced awareness essential for new One Health initiative in Bangladesh
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Better coordination and enhanced awareness essential for new One Health initiative in Bangladesh

On 18 August 2021, 80 people from government, research and academia across Bangladesh gathered virtually to discuss a proposed new CGIAR initiative to protect human health through a One Health approach. It is one of more than 30 new initiatives being developed by CGIAR to implement its 2030 research and innovation strategy. Continue reading

New CGIAR initiative in Vietnam must bring sectors together and make One Health applicable at grassroots levels
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New CGIAR initiative in Vietnam must bring sectors together and make One Health applicable at grassroots levels

In late July 2021, CGIAR scientists convened a national stakeholder consultation meeting in Vietnam to ensure the alignment of a new proposed One Health initiative with the national priorities. Continue reading

‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions
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‘Safe Food, Fair Food for Cambodia’—Future directions for scaling up the project’s interventions

For two days last month (21–22 Jun 2021), food safety experts from across Cambodia and a research project team led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gathered to discuss ways to disseminate findings and scale up interventions of a ‘Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) for Cambodia’ project that was ending after four years of operation. Continue reading

Synergies in food systems transformation: CGIAR leads a dialogue with cross-sector stakeholders in Vietnam
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Synergies in food systems transformation: CGIAR leads a dialogue with cross-sector stakeholders in Vietnam

A CGIAR-led food systems dialogue was held 1 July 2021 in Hanoi to address existing and emerging challenges and opportunities in Vietnam’s agri-food systems and inform policies and investments ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). Continue reading

Vietnam holds first national dialogue in the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
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Vietnam holds first national dialogue in the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Around 130 leaders, researchers, investors, government, and private sector representatives in Vietnam gathered in Hanoi and join virtually to identify solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing the food systems of the country. The feedback from the national partners will be reported to the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit in September to strategize the actions for positive change in agri-food systems to realize the Sustainable Development Goals. Continue reading

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal
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ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal

Bimal Kumar Nirmal, acting secretary in Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), officially launched ILRI’s livestock research programs in the country on 23 April 2021 at an inception meeting hosted by ILRI and MoALD in Kathmandu. Continue reading

BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam
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BMZ-funded project to share recommendations for enhancing pork safety and adoption of local pigs in rural Vietnam

In late 2020, animal and human health experts gathered in Hoa Binh Province, in northwest Vietnam, to discuss ways of disseminating the findings and recommendations of the now concluded two-year ‘Safer indigenous pork and healthier ethnic minorities in Vietnam through better management of parasitic pig-borne diseases’ project. Continue reading