13 September 2021, China: In the context that the world is being heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to improve adaptability and overcome difficulties, jointly seek a more dynamic, effective and creative cooperation model in the future in the field of agriculture between Vietnam and Africa, on the afternoon of September 9, a large number of delegates from many bridgeheads in Vietnam and around the world attended the webinar “Agricultural cooperation between Vietnam and Africa: Increasingly strengthen connectivity, sustainable development together”.
The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Francophonie International Organization.
Sharing at the workshop, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said that in the field of agriculture, Vietnam has sent nearly 500 experts to support agricultural development in many African countries such as Mozambique, Benin, Guinea, Senegal…
With the help of Vietnamese agricultural experts, the productivity of rice, vegetables, and aquaculture in the pilot projects has increased, gradually transferring technology, contributing to supporting African countries to solve the problem of Food Security.
Besides, the trade turnover of agricultural products has also continuously increased. In 2020, the export turnover of agro-forestry and fishery products to Africa reached nearly 950 million USD, accounting for more than 30% of the total export turnover of Vietnam to Africa, with the main products being rice, coffee and seafood.
Mentioning some orientations for cooperation in the field of agriculture in the coming time, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh said that the two sides should continue to strengthen South-South cooperation models (tripartite, quadrilateral, etc.) to transfer techniques, science and technology, agricultural extension in the fields of cultivation, husbandry and fisheries to support agricultural production for African countries, contributing to ensuring food security for each country.