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High-level forum on new approaches to sustainable agricultural landscapes

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22 February 2022, VN: On the afternoon of February 18, in Dong Thap province, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Vietnam (WWF-Vietnam) held a high-level forum on new approaches for sustainable agricultural landscape.

The forum is considered an event to exchange among stakeholders about new approaches to sustainable agricultural landscapes, learn and share models of sustainable agricultural landscape development in the world. Good practices implemented in Vietnam can be developed and replicated nationally. The forum aims at proposing appropriate management and financial solutions for a sustainable agricultural landscape. At the same time, it also supports Vietnamese policymakers and professional agencies with management tools and action plans to jointly implement the sector’s agricultural development tasks and international commitments to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

Speaking at the opening of the forum, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh affirmed the determination of the agricultural sector to achieve green, transparent and responsible growth goals, transforming the agricultural model according to three axes of “Ecological agriculture – Modern countryside – Smart farmers”.

The Deputy Minister said that, in the new development context, with the tendency of multi-sectoral approaches that integrate agriculture with multi-values, a new approach to sustainable agricultural landscape management in interaction of animals, plants and the environment to ensure the health of people and the planet are being paid great attention by many countries around the world.

Especially, Vietnam is a developing country towards the two goals of economic development and sustainability. Therefore, in order to achieve ecological, modern and green agriculture in relation to development and interaction with other activities but still ensure a sustainable natural landscape, Vietnam urgently needs new knowledge, lessons on theory and best practices around the world.

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