JICA helps strengthen safe agricultural value chains in Viet Nam
VGP - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Agricultural Extension Centre (NAEC) have launched a project to strengthen safe agricultural value chains in northern localities.
The project, worth US$3 million, will be implemented from 2022 to 2026, in seven northern localities of Ha Noi, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Nam Dinh and Son La.
NAEC Director Le Quoc Thanh said the project aims to improve the quality of farm produce and ensure their food safety meeting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) standards, enhancing the competitiveness of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in the region and the world.
As part of efforts to give technical support to farmers, the NAEC will organize central and provincial project management units in the time to come, and send 18 officials from the units to Japan for training.
This is the third project on strengthening safe farming value chains in the northern region of Viet Nam jointly carried out by the NAEC and the JICA.
Earlier, the two sides successfully cooperated in building fundamental GAP and make it a technical procedure for safe vegetable farming in 2014 as well as developing selling channels for safe farm produce./.