03/04/2018 10:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Australia seek to create hi-tech agricultural value chain

A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on April 2 to discuss the creation of hi-tech agricultural value chains between Vietnam and Australia.

Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Anh Thu said the event allowed local enterprises to learn about technical barriers and how to control the quality of farm produce exported to Australia and other markets in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The workshop helped promote local agricultural products and opened up investment opportunities for local and Australian businesses, he added.

Professor Scott Murray from Canberra University introduced the value chain research model, the development path of Vietnam and the benefits of the CPTPP for Vietnam and Australia.

He suggested the two countries create a trade and investment network to promote the essential value chain between Australia and Vietnam.

Dr. Vo Tat Thang from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics highlighted the development of high-quality medicinal herbs to help Vietnam penetrate into the world market.

Meanwhile, Dr. Nguyen Van Kien from the An Giang University introduced a safe vegetable growing project in Vietnam.

On the occasion, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Development and the Vietnam-Australia business association signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.