Israeli experts shared experience in agricultural production during a workshop held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 9.

The event was in preparation for the building of a joint development programme between the Business Association of High-Quality Vietnamese Products, the Leading Business Club (LBC), and the delta’s localities of An Giang, Ben Tre, Can Tho and Dong Thap.

Head of the Systematic Inventive Thinking in Southeast Asia Daphna Murvitz said Israel excels in the administration of water resources, geo-thermal technology, energy, and desertification.

She boasted that up to 70 percent of waste water in the country is recycled and its drip irrigation technology for desert agriculture is widely applied in developed nations.

Director of the LR ORCA Group in Southeast Asia Matan Neminov said the farming land in Israel is only equivalent to one province of Vietnam , over 60 percent of which is desert.

Despite labour and water shortages and far distance from export markets, Israel has gained high productivity thanks to its modern agricultural system, advanced technology, and links between the State, businesses and farmers.

Vietnam is absolutely capable of learning and applying Israeli experience to create high-quality products, he said.

The Mekong Delta is the largest farming area in Vietnam , accounting for 40.7 percent of the national agriculture and forestry output, 53.4 percent of rice, 70 percent of fruit and 68.7 percent of seafood. Ninety percent of the country’s rice export volume and 70 percent of seafood export turnover come from this region.-VNA