November 23, 2023 | 11:10 GMT+7

Danish enterprises seeking to work with Vietnam in green agri-food production

Chu Khôi -

Delegation visits Vietnam three weeks after the two countries established the Green Strategic Partnership.

Danish enterprises hope to work with Vietnamese partners in sustainable agriculture.
Danish enterprises hope to work with Vietnamese partners in sustainable agriculture.

A sustainable agriculture and food delegation from Denmark is paying a visit to Ho Chi Minh City from November 21-24 to share experience with local partners and businesses and seek innovative solutions to promote sustainability in agriculture and food production.

The visit takes place three weeks after Vietnam and Denmark established a Green Strategic Partnership.

“Green transition in the agriculture and food sector is always a central theme of cooperation between Denmark and Vietnam, both in our ongoing Strategic Sector Cooperation program and the Green Strategic Partnership established recently between our two countries”, said Deputy Head of the Danish Embassy in Hanoi, Mette Ekeroth.

On this occasion, the Danish Embassy in Vietnam in coordination with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council held a seminar on November 22 entitled “Farming for the Future: A Danish-Vietnamese dialogue on green and resource-efficient food and agriculture production”.

The seminar is part of the long-term Strategic Sector Partnership (SSC) between Denmark and Vietnam with the overall aim of supporting Vietnam’s efforts to transform the agriculture and food sector towards green and sustainability.

Ms. Lene Mølsted Jensen, SSC Chairwoman, spoke highly of the importance of this cooperation. “By having Danish and Vietnamese authorities and local stakeholders working together, it is possible to explore new ways of cooperating and exchanging ideas to drive the green transition forward,” she said.

Attending the seminar were representatives from nine Danish companies in the sectors of aquaculture, food processing, crop production, post-harvest, horticulture, cold storage, and quality control solutions.

It served as a platform for Vietnamese and Danish enterprises in agriculture and food production to identify potential areas of cooperation, setting a foundation for cooperation for mutual benefit in the future.

Denmark is currently a crucial trade partner of Vietnam in the EU. Bilateral trade increased from $454 million in 2013 to $721 million in 2022.

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