Int’l conference on animal production, environment held hinh anh 1Prof. Paul Oliver at the event (Photo: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) Can Tho University and the Animal Husbandry Association of Vietnam (AHAV) are organising the second international conference on animal production and environment in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on September 18-19.

The event aimed to share orientations and strategies on animal husbandry, veterinary medicine and environment and form networking among institutes, schools, agencies and businesses to step up research and training.

Speaking at the event, Nguyen Van Duc from AHAV forecast that agriculture will still play a crucial role in exports in the coming years with a total export value of around 42.2 billion USD.

He called for strengthening management from the central to local level to help farming households and businesses adopt modern technologies, and effectively controlling epidemics on animals.

Prof. Paul Oliver from the US organisation, Empowering the Poor through Waste Transformation (EPWT), presented ways to transform waste into useful resources.

Domestic and foreign experts also introduced a number of studies on the combination of animal farming and environment protection, such as the use of wastewater from biogas vault to improve the quality of fish ponds on alkaline soil in the Mekong Delta, and the use of biotechnology in addressing environment issues, among others./.