Cashew nut processing (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on March 30 held a dialogue on agricultural product processing and export with 30 domestic businesses to help them gain access to advanced technology in the world and in Switzerland in particular.

Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that the processing of agricultural products brings about the highest economic value, but it is currently the weakest phase of Vietnam.

Therefore, the event was held to introduce Switzerland’s technology to participating enterprises, so they can choose appropriate technology for their production.

The ministry will help connect the two sides, Cuong said, emphasising the possibility of holding visits by the two countries’ businesses in order to boost intensive processing of farm produce.

In the time to come, the MARD will usually organise talks with businesses to help them deal with difficulties in production, he added.

Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam’s permanent delegation in Geneva, Switzerland, introduced participating businesses to technology currently applied by Swiss groups and companies.

Dung also affirmed to help connect the two countries’ enterprises in order to increase the quality of Vietnamese farm produce.

At the event, many enterprises paid attention to advanced technology and showed their hope to collaborate with Swiss groups and companies.

They also proposed the ministry remove difficulties they face in mechanism, policy and product distribution.-VNA