The Việt Nam Farmer’s Union (VNFU) and the Japanese Institute of East Asian Studies (TOA) have signed an agreement on co-operation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development in Hà Nội. — Photo vov.vn
HÀ NỘI – The Việt Nam Farmer’s Union (VNFU) and the Japanese Institute of East Asian Studies (TOA) have signed an agreement on co-operation in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development in Hà Nội.
The signatories were Lại Xuân Môn, chairman of the VNFU, and Tsutomu Takebe, chairman of the TOA and Special Advisor of the Japan-Viêt Nam Parliamentary Friendship Alliance.
Môn said on Friday that this was one of the important activities to realise the contents of a collaboration agreement in agriculture, which had been reached between the two countries.
The signing also marks a significant milestone in the ties between the VNFU and TOA, which will create new and effective co-operation opportunities for Việt Nam and Japan in the future, he added.
It is expected to help with agricultural restructuring and socio-economic development in Việt Nam’s rural areas, as well as enhance cultural exchanges, mutual understanding and friendship between Vietnamese and Japanese farmers, he noted.
According to the agreement, Japan will transfer technologies in manufacturing and processing as well as in goods sale and distribution system in agriculture, forestry and fisheries to Việt Nam.
Japan is due to help the Southeast Asian country develop agro-forestry-fisheries projects using safe production and sustainable cultivation techniques, and boost the consumption of products in Việt Nam.
The two sides will jointly study the business management system and advanced technology in these fields, as well as pilot Japanese agro-forestry-fisheries production models in Việt Nam. — VNS