The Netherlands supports Vietnam in post-harvest loss reduction

Source: Fresh Plaza

Development of post-harvest technologies, processing technologies has been acknowledged as the gate to add values, to improve quality and competitiveness of agro-products contributing to the agro-restructuring course, especially in the context of Vietnam’s ambition to be in the top 10 of countries with global agro-processing and logistics, top 15 of countries with advanced agriculture by 2030. Being the Strategic Partner of Vietnam in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, the Netherlands can play the role in helping Vietnam to reduce post-harvest loss in food supply chain by applying the right technologies.

Netherlands being the strategic partner of Vietnam in sustainable agriculture and food security continues its cooperation to support Vietnam realizing her ambition and promotes bilateral trade for mutual benefits. Post-Harvest Loss Reduction project is one among those under the Strategic Partnership Arrangement  of Vietnam and the Netherlands that addresses post-harvest losses in food supply chain.

In this cooperation, Wageningen Food and Biobased Research (WFBR) teaming up with Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam, through a 5-step Action Plan to produce an implementable policy on Food Loss and Waster in Vietnam. Hotspots in fresh fruit and vegetable supply value chain both in Mekong river delta and Red river delta shall be identified with the most likely root causes to be pinpointed for analysis of the most suitable interventions for post-harvest loss reduction as well as potential opportunities for the Dutch and Vietnamese private sector engagement, accordingly.

In an effort to facilitate private sector to continue trade despite travel restriction and disruption due to covid time, a virtual trade mission from the Netherlands to 5 ASEAN countries has been organized as an innovative way to Dutch businesses in 5 markets in the region with highlights of food-feed ingredients, post-harvest technology and inclusive approach for Mekong delta in Vietnam.

The webinar on post-harvest was well participated in terms of quantity and quality of speakers as well as participants. Through various presentation, panel discussion as well as topical discussion, the overall challenges of the agro food production in ASEAN 5 from the angle of post-harvest were presented, for which selected technology and knowledge on post-harvest from the Netherlands can be offered. Private sector entities like Broekman Logistics, TTA, Omnivent, Icologiq, Kloosterboer Cool Port Rotterdam, Lentiz, RBK, WUR, HAS, Larive were among those who had chance to present themselves or to match with potential local partners in 5 ASEAN countries through either the webinar or business match-making event.

Further follow up will continue in 2021 not only for the mentioned above, but also for anyone interested in Vietnamese market.

Please find the links to the webinar:

Session 1 :

Session 2 Fruits room :

Session 2 Flowers room :

Session 2 Vegetables room :

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