FAO in Viet Nam
FAO launched a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project on sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience on...
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supporting Viet Nam in its wide-ranging efforts to...
Hanoi, Viet Nam. A symposium was held in Hanoi among the Ministry of Planning and...
FAO launched a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project on sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience on...

Message from FAO Representative in Viet Nam

FAO, as a trusted partner for sustainable development forged across 40 years of cooperation and achievements in Viet Nam, is playing a key role in helping the country adapt to and address a range of critical new challenges.

Through the Country Programming Framework, FAO’s contribution to country-led national planning processes, we work with the government and partners to address these challenges head-on. Importantly, FAO is embarking on five new dynamic areas of work to reflect Viet Nam’s changing development needs and help turn challenges into opportunities.  This portfolio also reflects FAO’s continually evolving relationship with Viet Nam as a committed partner for sustainable development.

Going forward, we are committed to further deepening our partnership with Viet Nam through achievement of the 2030 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These efforts will particularly focus on the ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ to pay dividends right across a broad range of SDGs. In this context, FAO is fully responsive to country changes to pursue greater alignment with national development priorities, and take into account the broader regional and global aspirations of the country.

- Dr. Albert T. Lieberg

Four priority areas

The Country Programme Framework (2017 - 2021) between FAO and Viet Nam has four key areas:

  1. Increased food security with focus on alleviation of hunger, malnutrition and food safety concerns
  2. Sustainable development of the agriculture sectors (including crop production, livestock, fisheries and forestry), contributing to the national Green Growth and other strategies on improved natural resources management and environment protection
  3. New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction
  4. Enhancing resilience of communities to disasters and threats

On 11 January 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development and FAO jointly adopted the additional new programmatic priorities as follows:

  • Development of organic, plastic-free and fair trade farming systems for small-holder farmers;
  • Development of modern business type cooperatives for small-holder farmers;
  • Multi-sectoral rural income diversification – smart farming systems and agro-ecotourism;
  • Nutrition and food safety – future smart food, dietary change, organic and bio food generation.
  • Sustainable Development agenda road map and investment plan for agriculture and natural resources;
  • Addressing plastic pollution, promoting biodiversity and ecosystems conservations.