Vietnam, Australia enhance cooperation in agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) signed a letter of intent to enhance bilateral cooperation in agriculture on Monday in Can Tho City.

The 10-year strategy will guide future programs in collaborative research, priority areas, and funding priorities from 2017 to 2027, providing a road-map for Australia and Vietnam to work in equal partnership with mutual contributions and benefits for economic growth, security, and innovation.

In the next decade, ACIAR will cooperate with Vietnam in addressing obstacles to agricultural development in food safety, climate change, soil fertility improvement, crop efficiency, better market engagement, and improving the value of forests and aquaculture.

Doctor Peter Horne, General Manager of ACIAR, said: We are working together, mobilizing the research capability of both countries for the benefit of other countries in the region.

Source: VOV5