V4 countries share agricultural innovation

May 21, 2022 - 11:04

Experts from the Visegrad Group (V4) - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, - shared experience in agricultural innovation at a workshop held in Hà Nội on May 20.


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HÀ NỘI — Experts from the Visegrad Group (V4) - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia -  shared experience in agricultural innovation at a workshop held in Hà Nội on May 20.

Őry Csaba, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary in Việt Nam, said agriculture was an ever-changing, dynamic sector, the experts of which need to be ready to answer various emerging challenges, from the effects of climate change, through excessive use of inorganic fertilisers, to the high demand of agricultural products.

At the event, participants had the chance to hear the introduction of V4 institutions leading agricultural research and innovation in their respective countries, as well as the opportunity to get familiar with several companies, who have innovative solutions to offer, such as those in smart agriculture, soil regeneration, nutrition, non-chemical farming, premixes and feed supplements.

"I believe I can assure you on behalf of the V4 countries that we are ready to share our expertise and innovative solutions with our Vietnamese partners and hope to further strengthen our partnership and cooperation in the agricultural sector," Őry Csaba said.

According to participants, innovation focuses on alternative protein, sustainable agriculture, targeted nutrition, sustainable aquaculture, digital traceability, and circular food systems.

They shared experience in bio-economy, a tool for reinsurance of the sustainable use of natural resources, respectively sustainable agriculture, forestry and aquaculture, food and feed production, international research collaboration, and smart agriculture.

Deputy director of the Export Support Department under the National Support Centre for Agriculture of Poland, Adrian Gawlowski, said the centre was a Polish governmental agency supervised by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Its goal is to support Polish producers and exporters of food and build a positive image and brand awareness of Polish food abroad. It also offers business matching services and innovative solutions for agriculture and investment opportunities.

A representative of CleverFarm from the Czech Republic said its vision was to make farming automated, sustainable and economically efficient. He shared the use of a data integration platforms and the transformation of precision farming. — VNS