Thai Thanh (Resident of Vietnam Television Station in the US)–Wednesday, May 18, 2022 14:33 GMT+7
Agricultural cooperation is one of the important cooperation programs between Vietnam and the US and is being promoted by both sides. This is also an area where the two sides can complement each other and take advantage of each other’s strengths. A discussion on cooperation in the field of agriculture between experts and businesses of the two countries in this field was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the US – ASEAN Business Council in Washington, D.C. America.
More than 60 businesses in the agricultural sector, industry associations, attended a seminar on promoting agricultural import and export between the two countries in a sustainable way, minimizing impact on the environment, better protecting the environment. benefits for each party and for farmers directly producing products.
Agro-forestry-fishery products of Vietnam and the US are complementary, non-competitive, and substitute for each other. (Illustration – Photo: PLO)
Both Vietnam and the US have strengths in agriculture. The agricultural, forestry and fishery products of the two countries are complementary, non-competitive and substitute for each other. Import and export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products has increased from 7.4 billion USD in 2015 to 17 billion USD last year. Besides the increase in quantity, the improvement of value and quality is also a matter of concern.
A series of memorandums of understanding and cooperation programs between the two sides were signed after the discussion on strengthening cooperation in sustainable food production; promoting the consumption of local agricultural products; trade promotion and investment in agricultural products.
“The Memorandum of Understanding signed today in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, we will work with our partners to support 150,000 farmers, 60% of whom are women. and ethnic minorities, to improve productivity, enhance packaging capacity, reduce post-harvest losses and save water for irrigation,” said Monica Bauer, Vice President of External Relations at PepsiCo, USA. .
The American business paying special attention to exporting and investing in the new generation for agricultural production, sustainable farming models, low emissions, and considers Vietnam as the central gateway to access the ASEAN market with 650 million people.
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