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Ninh Binh (VNA) – A seminar discussing ways to develop the value chain for agricultural products was held in northern Ninh Binh province on October 14 by the the Vietnam Co-operative Alliance in collaboration with Germany's Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).

The event aimed to share experience in developing a co-operative model in association with value chains, promote efforts to boost the export of agricultural products to the global market, and identify opportunities and challenges faced by the co-operative sector when participating in the value chains.

Nguyen Van Thinh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Co-operative Alliance, expressed hope that the occasion will provide an ideal forum in which co-operatives can come together and share difficulties when joining the value chain, in addition to making useful recommendations for the co-operative area.

Adreas Stoffers, Country Director of FNF in Vietnam, expressed his delight at the success of Vietnamese co-operatives in recent years, adding that they will make a significant contribution to helping local farm produce meet export requirements when joining the international value chain.

At the seminar, participants discussed how to boost production towards value chains, opportunities for Vietnam’s farm produce export and the application of digital platforms in developing the value chain for farm produce, and proposed solutions to promote building and developing value chains for co-operatives.

By June this year, there had been a total of 25,282 co-operatives nationwide, with agricultural co-operatives accounting for 64 percent of the figure./.