Scene at the conference on Vietnam-Taiwan agricultural development on August 27 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Fifteen outstanding youths from Taiwan (China) are in Vietnam to take part in a Vietnam-Taiwan agricultural development exchange, which runs from August 27 to September 1.

The young people had surpassed 200 candidates at home to represent Taiwanese farmers with the aim of either establishing a business, transferring technologies, or distributing products in Vietnam. They are competent in agro-forestry-fishery practices with diverse knowledge on agribusiness, organic farming, and agricultural medicine.    

While in Vietnam, the delegation is scheduled to visit the Vietnam National University of Agriculture, the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute, the National Institute of Animal Sciences, and the Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1, among other agro-forestry-fishery research establishments. These trips aim to help them understand Vietnam’s agribusiness development, production and distribution of local farm produce, the operation of its market, as well as opportunities for bilateral cooperation.

They will also visit Taiwanese-invested plants and farms in the sector in Vietnam and meet Vietnamese researchers and businessmen.

On its first day in Vietnam, the delegation held a conference on Vietnam-Taiwan agricultural development. At the event, they introduced Taiwan’s achievements, development models, and production-distribution mechanisms in agriculture. Taiwan’s unique farm produce were also promoted.

Since 2017, Taiwan has organised international exchanges between its young agricultural ambassadors and those in countries named in its New Southbound Policy. The policy targets Taiwan’s increasing cooperation with countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and Australasia and New Zealand.–VNA