A Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Japanese prefecture of Wakayama was signed on March 11.

The MoU, signed after a meeting between MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh and Wakayama governor Yoshinobu Nisaka in Hanoi, focuses on three sectors – production, processing and technology transfer in agriculture; workforce development; and trade.

Doanh expressed his hope that Wakayama will enhance technology transfer in production, preservation, and processing of agro-and aqua-products, promote trade, and send experts to assist Vietnam’s coastal provinces to increase the added value of their products.

Doanh encouraged Wakayaman and Japanese enterprises in general to invest in Vietnam’s crop and animal livestock, processing, post-harvest technology and high-tech farming.

For his part, Nisaka said the numerous enterprises accompanying him on his trip hope to find cooperation and investment opportunities in Vietnam.

Wakayama has a developed farming and fishery economy and recently assisted the central coastal province of Binh Dinh in fishing techniques and tuna preservation, increasing the income of local fishermen.-VNA