|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat (M) meets with the Governor of Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, Hashimoto Masaru in Ha Noi. — Photo nongnghiep
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam hoped to work with Japanese businesses to improve the processing industry and farm products for export, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said here yesterday.
"Viet Nam wishes to acquire experience in management, processing technology and product supply chains from Ibaraki", Phat told the Governor of Japan's Ibaraki prefecture, Hashimoto Masaru, during talks.
The minister said he hoped that the two sides would focus on technological co-operation, applying new technology to agricultural production, biotechnology, processing, and post-harvest preserving, while collaborating to increase the value of products along the processing chain.
Hashimotor Masaru said Japanese farmers focused on safe and high-quality farm production to attract young people to the industry.
He said Ibaraki prefecture would work with Viet Nam in many fields, starting with short-term training.
The delegation from Ibaraki also met President Truong Tan Sang. At the meeting, Governor Hashimoto said businesses from Ibaraki would like to explore opportunities apart from agriculture. — VNS