Sustainable agriculture in ASEAN integration

VOV.VN - An international conference entitled “Developing sustainable agriculture in ASEAN integration” was held in Hanoi on September 15-16 aiming to improve the quality of agricultural products, ensuring farmers’ interests, and sustainably developing agriculture.

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Vice President of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) Trinh Ngoc Thai said that with about 70% of the population being farmers, agriculture was an important sector which accounts for nearly 20% of the country’s GDP.

The economic integration process, especially into ASEAN, has brought about considerable benefits and opportunities for farmers and the agricultural sector in Vietnam and other ASEAN member countries through the expansion of export markets, free trade, investment attraction and science-technology exchanges.

During the two-day conference, jointly held by the VPDF and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Vietnam, participants also discussed a number of issues related to the sustainable development of agriculture, including the role of science and technology advances in the growth of goods-based agriculture, the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community on Vietnam’s agriculture sector, and green and environmentally-friendly agriculture.