At the conference (Photo VNA)

Tien Giang (VNA)
– Agriculture is a key field of cooperation between India and Vietnam, especially the Mekong Delta region - the largest granary in the country, an official has said.

Speaking at a workshop held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on November 28, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish said farm produce and processed food continue to account for a large proportion in bilateral trade.

Indian companies have poured a remarkable amount of investment in Vietnam in recent years, focusing on key commodities such as sugar, tea, coffee, pepper, seeds, and agricultural equipment, he said.

The ambassador suggested the two nations focus cooperation on building hi-tech agriculture, promoting trade in fruits, vegetables and aquatic products, developing harvest and post-harvest technologies, training high-quality human resources for agriculture, and studying varieties and advanced cultivation techniques.

Vo Hung Dung, Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)’s Branch in Can Tho city, said the Mekong Delta is the country’s largest agricultural production region which also has a favourable business environment.

The Mekong Delta also has good conditions to further promote international integration and cooperation, he said, adding that India is one of the most important partners of the region.

Chairman of the provincial Tien Giang People’s Committee Le Van Huong said the outcomes of the workshop will help the region foster the development of sustainable agriculture, shifting from quantity to quality and from chemical agriculture to organic and hi-tech agriculture.-VNA