VN celebrates World Food Day

07:12 | 15/10/2014

VGP – Under the theme “Family farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth,” the 34th World Food Day and FAO’s 69th founding anniversary were celebrated on October 14 in the northern province of Quang Ninh. 

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The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) the Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The Government is carrying out an agriculture restructuring programme to help farmers increase their incomes, with a major focus on applying scientific-technological approaches and restructuring production, including the provision of preferential loans and investments in education and scientific research. 

FAO Representative in Viet Nam Jong-Ha Bae said farming households’ role in economics, society, culture and the environment is decisive and needs to be enhanced through renovations. 

On the occasion, the UN Women Country Representative in Viet Nam, Shoko Ishikawa presented prizes to the winners of the national writing competition “Woman’s role in family farming cultivation”.

In Viet Nam, 30 million laborers live on agricultural production, representing 70% of the workforce and contributing only 20% of the national GDP./.

By Khanh Phuong