Dr. Nguyen Van Bo, chief of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science, has been named to a newly-established international consensus on sustainable agriculture and climate change, created to confront threats to global food security.

The international group of 13 experts was launched March 11. They come from Australia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Britain, China, Ethiopia, France, Kenya, India, Mexico, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam.


Read more: Vietnamese official named to new global group on climate-food links


Vietnam(VOV) - Policy makers, managers and international experts attended a seminar in Hanoi on March 18 to discuss insights into the UK’s Climate Change Act and Vietnam’s climate change strategy.

Addressing the seminar, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Chu Pham Ngoc Hien emphasized that climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing by the world in the 21st century and Vietnam will be hardest hit.

Read more: Vietnam, int’l community join efforts to protect climate


The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has offered US$2.7 million over a period of three years, starting in 2011 to help Vietnam develop its capacity for assessing the forest and tree resources.

An agreement to this effect was signed in Hanoi by Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hua Duc Nhi and FAO Representative in Vietnam Yuriko Shoji on March 4.

Read more: FAO helps Vietnam with forest management


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