Vietnam: New Paths in Sustainable Agriculture with Denmark

HANOI – In a landmark move for international cooperation, Denmark’s Minister for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Jacob Jensen, led a pivotal visit to Vietnam from May 14 to 16, marking a significant step forward in the two nations’ commitment to sustainable development and green transformation.

Accompanied by a delegation of Danish agricultural and food companies, renowned for their advanced technology and expertise in sustainable practices, the visit culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU sets the stage for high-level policy dialogues aimed at fostering sustainable food production and the development of efficient, resource-saving supply chains.

The collaboration between Denmark and Vietnam is not new; it is built on a solid foundation of cooperation in food safety and animal feed production. This recent program is a key element of the Green Strategic Partnership agreement, initiated by the two Prime Ministers in November 2023, which underscores the shared vision of both countries for a sustainable future.

Vietnam, an important market for Danish agricultural companies, relies on agri-food products for approximately half of its Dutch exports. This economic relationship underscores the potential for growth and the importance of sustainable trade practices.

The commitment to collaboration on food sustainability is clear. Both Vietnam and Denmark are dedicated to advancing green transition and growth. This partnership supports Vietnam’s ambitious goal of building a green economy and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change and promote environmental stewardship.

As the world watches, this partnership between Denmark and Vietnam serves as a beacon of hope and a model for international cooperation. It demonstrates how countries can work together to address global challenges, share expertise, and create a more sustainable and prosperous future for all. (zai)