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.
The Government of Vietnam has started strengthening coordination among ministries, engaging the private sector and social organizations, improving risk communications to raise awareness of the public, and developing the capacity of laboratory networks to better manage food safety risks.
MARD shared its research objectives and development plans for the country’s agricultural sector, including possible areas of cooperation for 2018-2020. Priority areas of cooperation were identified and CGIAR centres in Vietnam updated the officials on their research achievement and plans in the country.
Held on 4 August 2017 in Nghe An Province, the discussion explored ways in which appropriate policies, strategies and institutional arrangements can spur smallholder pig production and food safety in the country. The meeting was funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and co-organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and the Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH).
These gender-responsive solutions from the workshop will be raised to policymakers and development practitioners. And, if well implemented, would help women gain more benefits from slices of the livestock pie. Closing the gender gap would generate significant gains for livestock sector in particular and for agriculture development and food security as the whole.
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Selling pork at a traditional ‘wet’ market in Hung Yen province, northern Vietnam (photo credit: ILRI/HUPH/Ngan Tran). Pork meat sold in Vietnam has been found by researchers to commonly carry bacteria that could cause disease—but they also found that the risk of that meat sickening people is largely reduced due…
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At the Sunday market in Sapa, northern Vietnam, women butcher hogs slaughtered outside of town but still steaming when they start working on them at the market (image via Flickr/Kurt Johnson). From ‘Background’ ‘Food-borne diseases and food poisonings are attracting a lot of attention in Vietnam due to repeated episodes…
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