(VOV) - After two decades of a renewal process implementation, from a country facing a serious shortage of food, Vietnam has became the world’s second largest rice exporter.
Vietnam attends APEC meeting
The statement was made by Pham Quang Huy, an expert from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) seminar on food security in Malaysia from June 18-21.
During the four-day seminar, participants discussed a series of issues related to techniques to raise food production efficiency and productivity, increase income for farmers, promote agricultural production, and increase food reserves. They also proposed measures to improve transport and distribution networks, improve capacity for agricultural production and encourage the private sector to take part in investment projects, particularly post harvest and transport ones.
Huy presented a report on Vietnam’s food security situation and practical measures in this field.
Despite its significant achievements in the past two decades, Vietnam is yet to cope with some challenges, such as great losses caused by natural disasters, climate change and poor storage systems, Huy said.
So the Vietnamese Government has worked out some solutions, including integrating national food security into the national socio-economic development strategy, developing agriculture comprehensively and effectively and building high efficient and competitive production zones as well as purchase and reserve systems in localities to help local people access high quality food and encourage all economic sectors to invest in ensuring national food security.