The seminar themed “Where does our food come from?-Dutch solutions for sustainable food production in Vietnam is one of the activities marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands (April 9).
Participants including Dutch and Vietnamese enterprises exchanged and shared knowledge and experience on solutions and technology applications.
At the meeting, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Rijk Zwaan Viet Nam Limited Liability Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on agriculture cooperation.
Since the arrival of foreign investors, Lam Dong has emerged as a leading province in high-tech agricultural production with an area of around 50,000 hectares, accounting for 18 percent of the total agricultural land in the province.
There was also a meeting between the Deputy Chairman of the Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee Pham S and a delegation of Dutch enterprises operating in the province, led by Consul General Carel Richter on the same day.
The provincial deputy chairman, Pham S stressed that Lam Dong province has approved a plan on building sustainable agriculture production chains, to reach 90 percent of target of supplying the chain’s products and manage the quality, consumption and production in the food supply chain.
As his part, Mr. Carel Richter informed the process of research and development center of the Rijkzwaan company on vegetable breeding and seed production, and the development of Fresh Academy, a training center of the agricultural and horticultural sector in the province.
The provincial authorities expected to strengthen cooperation with Netherlands, the world’s 2nd largest food exporter to be able to share its experience in developing the agricultural industry in Vietnam and Lam Dong.