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Canada supports Vietnam with 13 million CAD of agricultural development
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on November 19 that the government will support the Vietnam Cooperative Enterprise Development (VCED) project to contribute to poverty reduction and promote economic growth.
According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Ottawa, the Prime Minister's Office's press release said the government of Canada will provide 12.9 million Canadian dollars (CAD) within five years (from 2015-2020) to improve capacity. competitiveness and productivity for Vietnamese agricultural cooperatives.
The partner chosen by the Government of Canada to implement the project is the International Development Cooperation Association (SOCODEVI), a Canadian non-profit international development corporation that has 13 years of experience working in Vietnam.
In the press release, Prime Minister Trudeau hoped that the Canadian experience in the field of agricultural cooperatives would help Vietnam to apply environmentally friendly and sustainable production techniques, bringing prosperity to the country. farmer families.
VCED activities include building new market-oriented agricultural cooperatives; enhance knowledge, skills and competitiveness for farmers; improve the way of cooperatives management and develop the policy - law environment to promote cooperative development.
It is estimated that around 10,000 farmer households in 5 provinces of Vietnam will benefit from this initiative.
Canada and Vietnam established diplomatic relations in 1973. In September 2014, the two countries signed an Protocol on strengthening people-to-people exchange, cooperation in education, development, trade and investment, security and human rights. people.
The partnership between the two countries is being improved. Currently in Canada more than 220,000 Vietnamese-Canadians live. Vietnam is also a country with more students studying in Canada than any other country in Southeast Asia./.
Excerpt from http://www.vietnamplus.vn