Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam said the seminar is very important for the implementation of a project to develop one million ha of high-quality rice cultivation associated with green growth in the Mekong Delta.
“Green growth in agriculture centers around sustainable cultivation, emission reduction, and farmers’ welfare. The one million ha rice project is challenging and requires time, a specific roadmap, and advice of experts and organizations,” said Mr. Nam.
The project is expected to shift rice farming to a leading sector in agricultural production with a multi-valued approach.
Most provinces in the Mekong Delta have signed up for the project and several Japanese firms have asked to participate, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.