Hau Giang promotes cooperation with RoK firms

Delegates share experience in developing food value chain at the APEC seminar on Food Value Chain to Foster the Rural-Urban development in asia Pacific Region. - VNS Photo Strengthening the food value chain is one of the most important ways to foster rural-urban development in APEC economies, experts said at a seminar held in Can Tho on August 20 as part of APEC Food Security Week. Masakazu Ikefuchi, deputy director general for international affairs at Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), said: “The development of food supply chains will help increase farmer’s income and promote rural development by adding value to farmers’ products, reducing food loss and waste, and strengthening the competitiveness of agriculture. “These approaches will increase the amount of food production and supply,” he added. Tran Kim Long, director general of Viet Nam’s international co-operation department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that development of food value chains could be seen as an option to meet the needs of an increasing population, and new and more sophisticated demand, while satisfying shareholders’ demands for returns. By doing so, it could create a sustainable food supply for the new millennium, Long added. “The development of sustainable food value chains can offer important pathways out of poverty for the millions of poor households in developing countries,” he said. But food value chains are complex systems. “Typically, multiple challenges have to be tackled simultaneously in order to truly…... [read more]

Hau Giang promotes cooperation with RoK firms

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Hong-Sang Jung, executive director of the APEC Climate Center, speaks to Viet Nam News on the sidelines of the APEC Food Security Week in Can Tho about the significance of utilising climate information to develop sustainable agriculture in APEC economies. Dr Hong-Sang Jung, executive director of the APEC Climate Center, speaks to Viet Nam News on the sidelines of the APEC Food Security Week in Can Tho What are the main focuses of the APEC Climate Center? Please tell us about some of its notable activities since establishment? The APEC Climate Centre’s roles focus on three main areas. One is providing climate prediction information. We collect information about temperature and rainfall, etc. This information is mainly used by meteorological agencies in developing economies to produce their own climate prediction. Our second focus is climate information application, or how to utilise climate information, in agricultural water measurement, agricultural risk reduction, and response to climate change. The third focus is capacity building. We assist officials in developing economies who make climate prediction improve their technical knowledge in this field. We also provide technical information on how to utilise this information on our website. Our climate prediction information is of good quality because we collect data from 17 prestigious climate prediction institutions, and, based on that, we make our own prediction. We have a team of experts to evaluate the data collected to reduce statistical errors. If any data looks strange, our staff will double check to see if…... [read more]

Many widely popular products in Vietnam seem unfamiliar to Thai consumers as they have only been imported and sold in small quantity by intermediate businesses and merchants. To settle the issue, an event named ‘Vietnamese Product Week’ has recently been organized in Bangkok, with the participation of over 40 brands from Vietnam. At the stall of Vinamit, a Vietnamese agricultural product company that has operated since 1988, Jiratha, a Thai buyer, was having a taste of the firm’s dried fruit samples and could not stop complimenting their flavor and crunchiness. Jiratha recounted trying the food during her previous trip to Phuket. As she was impressed with the quality, the Thai consumer has been looking for the product, to no avail, after she returned to Bangkok because it is not widely sold in the city. According to Vu Thanh Truc, international business manager of Vinamit, this is the first time the company has introduced its goods to the Thai market. Its merchandise was previously imported and sold by local merchants at airports and railway stations in Thailand, Truc elaborated. “We are confident that our advantages in taste and quality can compete with similar merchandise in Thailand,” the representative asserted. Like Vinamit, other Vietnamese businesses said they had been shying away from entering the Thai market due to the lack of knowledge of local consumers’ preferences and distribution systems. Bui Thi Ngoc Tuyen from the import-export department of Bich Chi Food Company said…... [read more]

Workers at the HCM City Tax Department instruct tax payers during registration. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Hai In a recently released conclusion to a meeting on tax law adjustments, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue asked that the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) controversial new amendment drafts to tax laws be adjusted to meet both the national growth plan and the current economic climate. The MoF sought to make changes to the laws on Value Added Tax (VAT), Special Consumption Tax (SCT), Corporate Income Tax (CIT), Personal Income Tax (PIT) and Natural Resources Protection Tax (NRPT). Regarding the recent drafts, the Deputy PM said that revisions and amendments based on public and experts’ opinions, in compliance with other newly issued regulations from the National Assembly (NA), such as the law on Support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), or the Law on Investment, were needed. Hue requested the MoF re-examine the VAT law amendments. He asked that some regulations be readjusted, such as agricultural products being exempt from tax registration, goods and services being subject to a 12 per cent VAT level from the previous 10 per cent, or some other groups of goods and services being denied preferential VAT. On the SCT amendments, the Deputy PM said that the MoF must consult the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) before deciding whether or not SCT should be applied to passenger cars with nine seats or fewer. Moving onto the CIT…... [read more]

In a recently released conclusion to a meeting on tax law adjustments, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ asked that the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) controversial new amendment drafts to tax laws be adjusted to meet both the national growth plan and the current economic climate. Workers at the HCM City Tax Department instruct tax payers during registration. - VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải The MoF sought to make changes to the laws on Value Added Tax (VAT), Special Consumption Tax (SCT), Corporate Income Tax (CIT), Personal Income Tax (PIT) and Natural Resources Protection Tax (NRPT). Regarding the recent drafts, the Deputy PM said that revisions and amendments based on public and experts’ opinions, in compliance with other newly issued regulations from the National Assembly (NA), such as the law on Support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), or the Law on Investment, were needed. Huệ requested the MoF re-examine the VAT law amendments. He asked that some regulations be readjusted, such as agricultural products being exempt from tax registration, goods and services being subject to a 12 per cent VAT level from the previous 10 per cent, or some other groups of goods and services being denied preferential VAT. On the SCT amendments, the Deputy PM said that the MoF must consult the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) before deciding whether or not SCT should be applied to passenger cars with nine…... [read more]

The event formed part of activities during the APEC 2017 Food Security Week and the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change in the city. Participants focused on how to evaluate food losses and waste reduction, sharing experience and solutions of the private sector in reducing food waste, reviewing APEC’s projects on reducing food losses and waste, and how to enhancing the awareness toward sustainable development. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), nearly 800 million people are undernourished globally, of them 500 million are in the Asia – Pacific region. Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food or one third of the global food output, worth nearly US$750 billion, are lost and wasted each year. The amount, if saved, is enough to feed two billion people. Food is mainly lost during post-production and harvest, transport and preservation in developing nations due to poor infrastructure while food losses take place in marketing and consumption in developed nations. Food loss and waste reduction was noted in the APEC declarations on food security in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 to ensure sustainable agriculture development and food security for APEC economies. One of the objectives of the APEC food security roadmap to 2020 is to cut down food losses and waste by 10% from 2011 – 2012. Gong Xifeng, head of the APEC Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group, called for a combination of…... [read more]

AT the workshop (Source: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – Experts gathered at a workshop in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 19 to seek ways to reduce food losses and waste, and ensure a sustainable APEC food system. The event formed part of activities during the APEC 2017 Food Security Week and the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change in the city. Participants focused on how to evaluate food losses and waste reduction, sharing experience and solutions of the private sector in reducing food waste, reviewing APEC’s projects on reducing food losses and waste, and how to enhancing the awareness toward sustainable development. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), nearly 800 million people are undernourished globally, of them 500 million are in the Asia – Pacific region. Around 1.3 billion tonnes of food or one third of the global food output, worth nearly 750 billion USD, are lost and wasted each year. The amount, if saved, is enough to feed two billion people. Food is mainly lost during post-production and harvest, transport and preservation in developing nations due to poor infrastructure while food losses take place in marketing and consumption in developed nations. Food loss and waste reduction was noted in the APEC declarations on food security in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 to ensure sustainable agriculture development and food security for APEC economies. One of…... [read more]

The event formed part of activities during the APEC 2017 Food Security Week and the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change. According to Gong Xifeng, head of the ATGWG, the group has made great contributions to most APEC economies in hi-tech agriculture, helping ensure food safety and security in the region. The group has focused on cooperation in agricultural technology to enhance the capability of the APEC member economies in agricultural production and relevant sectors, thus improving the agricultural products market in the region and bettering the implementation of relevant regulations in line with the free trade agreements (FTAs). From 2017-2018, the group will continue strengthening the criteria on food safety, dealing with challenges in food security, promoting sustainable application of biofuels in cultivation and hi-tech agriculture to mitigate climate change impacts, and accelerating technology transfer to develop a food value chain in the region. Tran Kim Long, Director of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), said Vietnam acknowledges the importance of high technology application in agricultural production, particularly when the country is becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters, climate change, urbanisation, which pose challenges for the agricultural sector of the nation in general and the Mekong Delta in particular. Cooperation among economies in the world in applying technology in agriculture and related sectors is crucial, Long said, adding that this will create…... [read more]

NDO/ VNA – The Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG) held a meeting in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 20 to promote technology transfer in agricultural production. The event was formed as part of the activities during the APEC 2017 Food Security Week and a High-Level Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change. According to Gong Xifeng, head of the ATGWG, the group has made great contributions to most APEC economies in hi-tech agriculture, helping ensure food safety and security in the region. The group has focused on cooperation in agricultural technology to enhance the capability of the APEC member economies in agricultural production and relevant sectors, thus improving the agricultural products market in the region and bettering the implementation of relevant regulations in line with the free trade agreements (FTAs). From 2017-2018, the group will continue strengthening the criteria of food safety, dealing with challenges in food security, promoting sustainable application of biofuels in cultivation and hi-tech agriculture to mitigate climate change impacts, and accelerating technology transfer to develop a food value chain in the region. Tran Kim Long, Director of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), stated that Vietnam acknowledges the importance of high technology application in agricultural production, particularly when the country is becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters, climate change, urbanisation, which pose challenges for the agricultural sector of the nation and the Mekong…... [read more]

The event formed part of activities during the APEC 2017 Food Security Week and a High-Level Policy Dialogue on Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Response to Climate Change. At the annual meeting of the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology According to Gong Xifeng, head of the ATGWG, the group has made great contributions to most APEC economies in hi-tech agriculture, helping ensure food safety and security in the region. The group has focused on cooperation in agricultural technology to enhance the capability of the APEC member economies in agricultural production and relevant sectors, thus improving the agricultural products market in the region and bettering the implementation of relevant regulations in line with the free trade agreements (FTAs). From 2017-2018, the group will continue strengthening the criteria on food safety, dealing with challenges in food security, promoting sustainable application of bio-fuels in cultivation and hi-tech agriculture to mitigate climate change impacts, and accelerating technology transfer to develop a food value chain in the region. Tran Kim Long, Director of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), said Vietnam acknowledges the importance of high technology application in agricultural production, particularly when the country is becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters, climate change, urbanization, which pose challenges to the agricultural sector of the nation in general and the Mekong Delta in particular. Cooperation among economies in the world in applying technology in agriculture and…... [read more]


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