Update: 10:05 | 11/04/2019
The agricultural production is in dire need of the international community’s assistance in dealing with climate change, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said.
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He was speaking at a policy forum discussing opportunities for climate-smart food system jointly held by the International Potato Centre, the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Hanoi on April 10.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh.
Vietnam has implemented a project on restructuring agriculture towards raising the added value and securing sustainable development for six years.
Localities in the Mekong
Over the past time, international organizations have been helping Vietnam particularly the Mekong delta areas, reduce adverse impacts of climate change on agriculture, Doanh said.
He expected the international organizations continue playing their “key role” and work together with Vietnamese agencies and localities in more specific programmes to ensure climate-smart agriculture.
Climate change is producing negative effects on farming production in Vietnam and many other countries in the world, requiring nations to introduce solutions to climate-smart food systems.
At the forum, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of India Ashwini Kumar said India is working together with seven Asian countries in the production of plant varieties adapting to climate change and can share with Vietnam its varieties models.
Participants presented groups of solutions to changing food producing, processing and consuming methods in agriculture in order to get adapted to climate change.