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02/12/2021 - 08:38

Transition to green, low-emission food system

On November 30, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Le Minh Hoan and World Bank Country Director for Vietnam – Carolyn Turk chaired the high-level policy dialogue conference “Transitioning to a green, low-emission food system”. Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam chaired the conference at Long An end-point bridge.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the World Bank in Vietnam held a high-level policy dialogue conference

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the World Bank in Vietnam held a high-level policy dialogue conference "Transition to a green, low-emission food system"

The Covid-19 pandemic caused the country's economy to fall into the most difficult period in many years, although it was partly predicted from the complicated and unpredictable developments of the global epidemic. In that context, the Agriculture sector continues to be the "support" of the economy in ensuring food security, ensuring livelihoods and jobs for rural people, contributing to macroeconomic stability. positively contributing to growth and exports.

However, like other industries and fields, the Agriculture industry is also facing many difficulties and unavoidable challenges, from both internal problems and objective factors such as climate change, market change and changes in world consumption trends.

This conference is the opening event in the series of communication and policy dialogues on green, low-carbon and sustainable agricultural development, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the World Bank to orient the vision of the agricultural sector to 2050 towards green, low-carbon and sustainable development.

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam chairs the conference at Long An end-point bridge

Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee – Nguyen Minh Lam chairs the conference at Long An end-point bridge

At the conference, participants were informed and discussed on the issues of “How agriculture can be part of the solution to climate change”; EU Green Agreement – Meaning for Vietnam's agricultural export competitiveness; Green Agriculture Transformation of Vietnam: Current Status and Possible Roadmap; International perspectives on the transition to reduced-emission agriculture; Several issues need attention in harnessing the capacity of the private sector to decarbonize agriculture. In addition, representatives of some provinces also presented presentations as well as proposals and recommendations on the situation of green agricultural production, emission prevention, environmental protection and response to climate change in localities. 

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development - Le Minh Hoan affirmed that the agriculture sector needs bold and visionary steps to transform agriculture into a green and sustainable way; must act now in changing the agricultural development model to ensure sustainability, competitiveness and resilience in the face of many challenges affecting agriculture. According to him, the Agriculture sector needs the sharing and companionship from central and local ministries, agencies, as well as domestic and foreign organizations and individuals.

The sustainable transformation of agriculture and rural areas is inevitable to meet the new requirements of the country's development and in line with the general trend of the times. That requires renewing ways of thinking, awareness, approaches and methods in order to create a new development model in agriculture and rural areas in Vietnam. This dialogue is a knowledge-providing forum with the participation of world-leading speakers to orient the vision for Vietnam's agricultural and rural development towards green, low-emissions and sustainable development./.

By Pham Ngan – Translated by Duc Tam

Source: https://baolongan.vn/chuyen-doi-sang-he-thong-luong-thuc-thuc-pham-xanh-phat-thai-thap-a126365.html

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