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Vietnam to host global conference on sustainable food system

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – As determined by the United Nations, Vietnam will be the host country for a global ministerial conference on the sustainable food system from April 24-27 in Hanoi.

The event, which will be attended by 300 high-level officials from around the world, will discuss strategies for transitioning the food system into a healthy and sustainable system resilient to difficulties on multiple fronts, especially in climate change and new crises.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Hoang Hiep said at a press conference on April 18 that Vietnam has been chosen to host the event as it ranks second among the world’s major exporters of agricultural products with time-tested performance.

The program will focus on three key pillars related to eco-agriculture, modern rural areas and farmers.

It is also a chance for Vietnam to resonate the achievements of its agriculture with the world, along with the image of a transparent, responsible and sustainable food supplier.

At the same time, four main concerns against the food system transition process will be discussed, including the global architectural model of the food system, national and local policies and governance, consumption and production patterns and implementation practices.

The event will introduce new farming patterns and initiatives in the world for mutual insight and discussion.

Previously, the international event was hosted in South Africa in 2017, Costa Rica in 2019 and once online during the pandemic in 2020.

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