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Measures proposed to enhance circular economy in agriculture in Viet Nam

VGP - A policy dialogue on enhancing international cooperation and multi-sectoral coordination on circular economy in agriculture took place in Ha Noi on July 8.

July 09, 2024 9:42 AM GMT+7
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Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Viet Nam Ramla Khalidi co-chaired the event.

The dialogue was attended by over 100 delegates from 70 domestic and international organizations, over 20 provinces and cities nationwide.

It aimed to raise awareness among stakeholders about the role of the circular economy in achieving development goals in the agriculture sector; share best practices in the circular economy; orient key agricultural sectors towards circular economic development and corresponding markets; and identify the challenges and opportunities to make recommendations on appropriate mechanisms and policies for the development of the circular economy.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister Phung said, developing a circular economy in agriculture is not only a requirement and an inevitable trend, but also a solution for a sustainable and effective agricultural development to fulfil international commitments and implement national and sectoral tasks on green and sustainable development.

He emphasized the crucial and practical role of circular agriculture in ensuring economic, social, and environmental benefits.

Meanwhile, Ramla Khalidi said, accelerated resource recovery from agro-waste will contribute to reusing and producing materials, proteins, energy, and nutrients while improving food quality and strengthening the resilience of food systems and smallholders to rapidly increasing climate impacts.

At the dialogue, representatives from international organizations, ministries and agencies shared international cooperation mechanisms and inter-sectoral coordination to promote circular agriculture practices, introduce successful circular agriculture models, and appreciate the proactive efforts of the agriculture sector in practicing circular agriculture.

In particular, the public-private partnership was emphasized as a key factor in the success of circular agriculture, specifically the proactive role of the private sector in applying science and technology and deploying innovative circular agriculture initiatives and models./.