Denmark and Viet Nam strengthen cooperation in the Agri-food sector

WVR- Danish Agriculture and Food Delegation to Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to exchange opportunities for cooperation and making business with their Vietnamese potential partners.
Denmark and Viet Nam strengthen cooperation in the Agri-food sector
Denmark and Viet Nam Strengthen cooperation in the agri-food sector.

The Danish agri-food delegation is part of a joint effort between the Embassy of Denmark in Hanoi, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council to revitalize the long-term cooperation between the two countries in the agri-food sector after almost two years interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The delegation comprises 13 companies who are leading in Solutions for Livestock & Food Production, Food Processing Technologies, Ingredients and Climate Control Solutions. Those are important areas for improving agri-food production towards high efficiency, green and sustainability. The main purpose of the delegation is to share experiences and introduce world leading and well-proven Danish solutions in agri-food production and to look for opportunities to cooperate with Vietnamese agri-food companies.

Mr. Troels Jakobsen, Trade Counsellor of the Embassy of Denmark said: "Danish agrifood industry for many years has continuously invested in new production equipment and solutions that boost production yield and improve product quality but at the same time consume less water and energy. Nowadays, we produce three times more food than the Danish population can consume, with some of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Our Danish companies and experts, therefore, are very willing to share innovative ideas and technologies with their Vietnamese counterparts as well as look for opportunities to cooperate and make good and sustainable business together".

Further, the Embassy of Denmark, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council will jointly host the seminar "Danish experiences and solutions in sustainable agri-food production” in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city on 17th and 19th August 2022 respectively. The seminars will provide a forum to connect and facilitate exchange of experiences, knowledge and technologies between local decision-makers, sector managers as well as Danish and Vietnamese entrepreneurs. Following the seminars will be the business-to-business (B2B) meeting program between Vietnamese companies and the Danish business delegation.

Denmark and Viet Nam strengthen cooperation in the Agri-food sector
Seminar-business matchmaking with the Danish business delegation.

"The Vietnam-Denmark cooperation program in agriculture and food has an important impact on the development of Vietnam's agricultural sector. Vietnamese sector agencies and companies can apply the experiences and knowledge they learned from their Danish partners in their work and businesses. This is important in the context when Vietnam's agricultural sector has been striving to develop value chain and sustainable production towards a smart and high-tech industry", said Mr. Phung Duc Tien, Vice Minister of MARD at the workshop in Hanoi.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1971, Vietnam and Denmark have enjoyed a strong and close cooperation. Today, Vietnam remains an important partner country for the Danish government with cooperation within areas such as green growth, energy, water, health, education, food safety, culture and commerce.

The Danish Agri-Food delegation is part of a long term cooperation between Denmark and Vietnam to support Vietnam’s efforts to transform the agriculture and food sector towards green and sustainability.

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