Denmark and Vietnam strengthen cooperation in agri-food

The Danish Agriculture and Food Delegation to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from August 16-19 exchange opportunities for cooperation with their Vietnamese partners.

 

The Danish agri-food delegation is part of a joint effort between the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council to revitalise the long-term cooperation between the two countries in the agri-food sector.

The delegation comprises 13 companies that are leading in solutions for livestock and food production, processing technologies, ingredients, and climate control.

Those are important areas for improving agri-food production towards high efficiency and sustainability. The main purpose of the delegation is to share experiences and introduce world-leading and well-proven Danish solutions in agri-food production and look for opportunities to cooperate with Vietnamese agri-food companies.

Troels Jakobsen, trade counsellor of the Embassy of Denmark said, "The Danish agri-food industry for many years has invested in new production equipment and solutions that boost production yield and improve product quality but at the same time consume less water and energy. Nowadays, we produce three times more food than the Danish population can consume, with some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Our companies and experts, therefore, are very willing to share innovative ideas and technologies with their Vietnamese counterparts as well as look for opportunities to cooperate and make good and sustainable business together."

Further, the Embassy of Denmark, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council will jointly host the seminar ‘Danish experiences and solutions in sustainable agri-food production” in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on August 17 and August 19.

The seminar will provide a forum to connect and facilitate the exchange of experiences, knowledge, and technologies between local decision-makers and Danish and Vietnamese entrepreneurs. Following the seminars will be the business-to-business meeting programme between Vietnamese companies and the Danish business delegation.

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development at the workshop in Hanoi said, "The Vietnam-Denmark cooperation programme in agriculture and food has an important impact on the development of Vietnam's agricultural sector. Vietnamese sector agencies and companies can apply the experiences and knowledge they learned from their Danish partners in their work and businesses. This is important in the context as Vietnam's agricultural sector has been striving to develop value chain and sustainable production towards a smart and high-tech industry."

The Danish Agri-Food delegation is part of long-term cooperation between Denmark and Vietnam to support Vietnam’s efforts to transform the agriculture and food sector towards green and sustainability.

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