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Approval of UN Joint Programme to support the National Target Programme on New Rural Development
07 Feb 2014 -- Viet Nam’s Prime Minister approved the UNJP 051, to support the implementation of the National Target Programme (NTP) on New Rural Development (NRD). The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is the line agency,  while the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) takes the lead role from UN side and coordinates the support provided by 6 other UN agencies.UN agencies jointed their efforts and expertise to support the Government of [more...]

International Economic Integration for Agriculture in Viet Nam: New Challenges and Opportunities
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 12 Dec 2013 -- The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), International Cooperation Department through International Support Group (ISG) with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held the 2013 ISG Plenary Meeting on the theme "International Economic Integration for Agriculture in Viet Nam: New Challenges and Opportunities". Minister Cao Duc Phat - MARD, Mr. David B. Shear - U.S. Ambassador in Viet Nam, Mr. Jong-Ha Bae [more...]

FAO funded project on Strengthening Food Safety Information, Education and Communication Capacity
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 12 Dec 2013 -- The Prime Minister has just approved the “Strengthening food safety information, education and communication capacity to assist efficient implementation of the Food Safety Law and the National Strategy on Food Safety for Period 2011-2020 with Vision towards 2030" project funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).The project will be implemented from 2013 to 2016 with the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of [more...]

Tackling shrimp disease in Viet Nam
Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 25 Nov 2013 -- About one million people in Asia earn a living from shrimp farming. In Viet Nam, shrimp exports pulled in USD 2.4 billion in 2011 - more than a sixth of the overall value of shrimp produced in Asia that same year.So when a disease began affecting shrimp farms, particularly in the provinces of the Mekong Delta, the country's key shrimp-producing region, the Viet Nam Government turned to the Food and [more...]

FAO, CCAFS and UNEP-WCMC support the Government of Vietnam in Developing Regional Socio-economic Scenarios for Climate-Smart Agriculture
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 01 Nov 2013 -- A three-day workshop on South-East Asian socio-economic scenarios for climate change and food security will be launched on 5 November 2013 at Ha Long Bay by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in co-operation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Vietnam and in partnership with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and [more...]

Launching of FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the Period 2012 – 2016
14 Oct 2013 -- FAO is the specialized agency mandated to work in agriculture and rural development. With the aim of increasing the impact and effectiveness of FAO’s support to Vietnam, the Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the period 2012 – 2016 has been developed. The CPF takes a results-based approach that builds on FAO’s comparative strengths and partnerships at national and international levels. The objective of the CPF is to identify priority areas for [more...]

FAO awards photos promoting fair and environmentally friendly food system
Thanh Tan, Thai Binh Province, 11 Oct 2013 -- FAO Viet Nam and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) jointly celebrated World Food Day 2013 in Thanh Tan commune, Kien Xuong District, Thai Binh Province. On this occasion, FAO presented awards to the winners of the FAO photo contest ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Better Life of Vietnamese People’.The contest was open to all people interested, from students and teachers to journalists and photographers. The first prize was [more...]

World Food Day 2013 Celebration in Vietnam
11 Oct 2013 -- Each year on 16 October, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day in commemoration of its founding on that day in 1945.The theme for World Food Day this year is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”. Today almost 870 million people worldwide are chronically undernourished and international society is working hard to alleviate poverty and hunger. Unsustainable models of development are degrading [more...]

Global Initiative Gears up for Reducing Forest Destruction and Degradation in Viet Nam
11 Oct 2013 -- The Government of Viet Nam today took another major step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and rural development with the gathering of more than 100 stakeholders from national government, local authorities, non-government organizations and development partners at an inception workshop in Ha Noi to shape the implementation of UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II.It follows a Joint Declaration on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries [more...]

Lauching Event for Project UNJP/VIE/052/UNJ "Strengthening Vietnamese SPS Capacities for Trade – Improving Safety and Quality of Fresh Vegetables through the Value Chain Approach, Follow up Phase”
Ha Noi, 04 Oct 2013 -- The launching event of the new project under One Plan Fund 2 is organized in headquarter of the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI). the project “Strengthening Vietnamese SPS Capacities for Trade - Improving safety and quality of fresh vegetables through the value chain approach”, supported by FAO with an aim to enhance the SPS capacity of the vegetable sector in Vietnam and help the country capture market opportunities for [more...]

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