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.
Mutual learning and partnership among developing countries in Asia can help address alarming food safety issues The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) scientists are scaling up lessons of food safety research and capacity development originally developed in Vietnam to neighbouring countries. Thus far, they have trained more than 100 stakeholders in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Thailand …
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services Society of the Government of Assam, known as the ARIAS Society, have started a collaboration in the informal dairy and piggery sub-component of the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART) which is financed by the World Bank.
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.
A workshop on ‘Scaling up the trust networks for food safety with small farmers’ sought to cultivate food safety knowledge and explore existing and potential supports for safe food supply networks to empower smallholders to take steps to deal with the consequences of falling consumer confidence.
The World Bank and ILRI in collaboration with the Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER)/Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) organized a workshop, on 27 July in Hanoi, to review, with government officials and other stakeholders, the findings and recommendations of the food safety risk management study.