Forum seeks solutions to expand market for Vietnamese farm produce

Wednesday, 2018-06-06 11:42:11
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NDO - A symposium on agriculture themed 'Solutions to trade development of Vietnamese agricultural products' was held in Hanoi on June 5 in the aim of promoting public-private dialogues on macroeconomic strategies.

The event, which is held by the Private Economic Development Research Board (IV Board) under the Government’s Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform, is the opening activity of a series of symposia under the framework of the Vietnam Economic Forum (ViEF).

The symposium discussed the main challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products, including the expansion of markets, the application of high-technology to meet market demands, the enhancement of transparency during the production process, and the traceability of agricultural products.

Addressing the event, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, said that the private sector has made significant contributions to the growth and development of Vietnamese agriculture.

Besides its achievements, the Vietnamese agriculture sector has revealed unsolved shortcomings including the lack of linkage with the value chain, and inadequacies in input materials, the quality of agricultural products, the application of science and technology in agriculture, and in brand building, Minister Dung noted.

He also asked relevant ministries and sectors to continue to promote administrative reforms related to agriculture and market development to facilitate investors and firms in this area.

Solutions proposed at the symposium will be submitted to the Prime Minister at the plenary session of the ViEF 2018 scheduled for December 2018, under which the PM will hold a direct dialogue with the private sector and stakeholders.