PM urges for experience-innovation combination to develop agriculture

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(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has called agricultural development one of the major tasks in Vietnam’s socio-economic development strategy as agriculture has been and will always be the backbone of the economy and a contributor to stabilizing people's lives.

PM urges for experience-innovation combination to develop agriculture - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event. Photo: VNA

The Prime Minister on Wednesday attended a start-up and innovation event organized by the Vietnam National University of Agriculture in Hanoi. He emphasized high-quality human resources for agriculture, adding that  for a country "taking farming as the root" like Vietnam, agricultural startups must rely on three pillars: Training to improve start-up capacity, creating a start-up environment, and providing capital and legal support for young people and those who want to start a business.

Prime Minister Chinh suggested that the Vietnam National University of Agriculture  strive to become an innovation center, promote research and technology transfer, strengthen international cooperation, and contribute to solving immediate and strategic problems for the orientation of Vietnam's agriculture.

He called on the students to have ambitions and ideals and equip themselves with professional and social knowledge and life skills in the open and competitive labor market.

PM urges for experience-innovation combination to develop agriculture - ảnh 2 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh works with the Vietnam National University of Agriculture. Photo: VNA

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday worked with key officials and scientists of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture. He applauded the University's proposal on technology-starting enterprises, saying this model of school-society linkage is being successfully applied by the world’s leading universities in the Netherlands, the US, and Australia.

The Prime Minister reiterated the switch from the agricultural production mindset to agricultural economy mindset. For Vietnamese agriculture to develop sustainably, efficiently and with high competitiveness, it is necessary to skillfully combine traditional experience with advanced technology and innovation, he said.