This was the statement of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Lê Minh Hoan, at a high-level policy seminar on Việt Nam’s low-carbon green agricultural transformation, co-organized by MARD and the World Bank Vietnam on 30th November.
More specifically, to conform the National Green Growth Strategy 2021 – 2030, vision 2050, the MARD is “assigned to develop an efficient, sustainable and low-carbon commercial agriculture towards a circular and smart economy, climate resilience, and higher competitiveness for green agri-products, build new green and sustainable rural areas with models of climate resilient ecological/smart villages”. This orientation also matches the pledge of Vietnam at the United Nations Summit in September toward a “transparent – responsible – sustainable” food producer and supplier and commitments at COP26 in November toward carbon-neutrality by 2050 and to cut the methane emissions by 30% by 2030. In this context, the MARD is drafting the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Strategy to 2030 – vision to 2050. This strategy aims to restructure the agriculture and develop the rural economy. The agriculture will be restructured around three pillars of ecological agriculture, modern countryside, and smart farmers.
Sources and further information: “Vietnamese agriculture aims for green growth” at https://vietnamnews.vn and “Greening agriculture – opportunity for Vietnam’s growth” at http://hanoitimes.vn, accessed on 8 December 2021.