The Vietnam Academy of
Water Resources was represented by the Centre for Training and International
Cooperation, Centre of PIM, Planning Department and staff from other institutes
of the Academy who had studied irrigation and land reclamation in Hokkaido and
On behalf of the
delegation, Mr. Hirokazu Kanatsuya wished to visit to learn about agricultural
production, irrigation systems, agricultural practices and conditions in
Vietnam. He hoped that, in this Vietnam trip as well as others in future, he
would have more opportunities to gain experience and techniques of agriculture
In response to the
statement by Mr. Hirokazu Kanatsuya, our Deputy Director said that the Vietnam
Academy for Water Resources was willing to promote the cooperation further in
agricultural production, import and export of agricultural products between the
two institutions, in addition to experience exchange.
The Deputy Director of
the Academy discussed some information related to the agricultural production,
in particular irrigation and cultivated management in Vietnam; challenges in
the implementation of agricultural restructuring program to increase added
value and sustainable development, and difficulties in irrigation management.
He also presented briefly about the organization structure, human resources, functions,
tasks and research fields of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources. The
Deputy Director said that the Academy was stepping up its participation in the
chain of agricultural production; to receive and transfer high technologies in
irrigation and agricultural cultivation; to organize a linkage model of
production among business and farrmers in which the Academy played the role of
technology connection in the production chain.
in the coming time, the Academy would be interested in high-quality demand
markets like Japan. The Academy looked forward to associate for technology
transfer and application, and supply agricultural products to Japan. The Deputy
Director added that the two instituions could exchange and cooperate in linking
agricultural commodity markets, technology supply and support source hubs.
The two sides exchanged
and discussed related issues such as constraints and difficulties for farmers
in participating in irrigation management; land consolidation; large sample
field setting, market orientation and manpower in agriculture, transport of
agricultural products and post-harvest processing technology.