Kick-off meeting for the project OKP-VNM 105-062
On April 6, 2021, the Project “Developing the nursery industry and climate change adaptation value chains in the Mekong Delta region through capacity building in the education sector and institutions Local agricultural extension ”(OKP-VNM 105-062) has officially started in Can Tho City.
This is a project of cooperation between Nong Lam University - Ho Chi Minh City and Fresh Studio Company, Aeres University, Has University in the Netherlands funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to support the economic development of the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change. The project is managed by the Nuffic Organization of the Government of the Netherlands.
In the opening remarks, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tat Toan - Vice President of Nong Lam University - Ho Chi Minh City praised the project's community significance in supporting the Mekong Delta through capacity building in the education sector and local extension agencies. At the same time, he also affirmed the suitability of the project activities to the development orientation of Nong Lam University - Ho Chi Minh City which is to enhance the capacity of the staff in the agricultural sector through integrated projects. international cooperation to serve the community, especially in areas affected by climate change.
To explicit the project's goals, Dr. Nguyen Duc Xuan Chuong, project coordinator in Vietnam, added that through the training sessions, the project wants to transfer knowledge, improve capacity and support the development of adaptive agricultural value chains to climate change in some provinces in the Mekong Delta for officials from universities, community colleges, research institutes and state management agencies in the Mekong Delta provinces .
The project will introduce pilot models of water management technologies that can be replicated in the aquaculture and crop production industries to develop climate-resilient agricultural value chains. The training courses will be carried out by leading experts from the Netherlands, France, Norway and Vietnam from prestigious universities and research organizations in the field of advanced agriculture.
The conducting period is one year and will end in March 2022.
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