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Hanoi (VNA) – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ho Chi Minh City has carried out a programme to improve its beef products by 2020, with a vision to 2030.

This information was released at a conference held by the department and the Consulate of Belgium in the city on March 8.

The programme aims to develop high productivity beef stock, improve the quality of beef and provide breeds for other southern provinces.

At the conference, several ideas were raised by Belgian experts to improve cow-breeding.

The programme was launched in accordance of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the HCM City People’s Committee and East Flanders province of Belgium in October 2016 on agricultural cooperation. It will work to improve the value and product quality of high technology agriculture in 2016-2020.

The MoU has also offered cooperation opportunities for the city’s firms with their Belgian peers.-VNA