Can Tho city, JICA look into agricultural cooperation

Officials of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had a meeting with a delegation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on December 4 to discuss agricultural cooperation programmes and promote Japanese investment in the city.

The policy and agricultural development advisory group of JICA presented the results of a survey in Can Tho and proposed solutions to enhance ties in developing local food value chains.

Yuichi Fukasaka, head of the advisory group, noted some Japanese firms operating in the city said they are facing problems related to land and labour. 

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have issued many policies to promote the sale of farm produce. However, localities are the ones implementing these policies. Meanwhile, each locality has different conditions and their own ways to realise the policies, which has caused difficulties to achieve the policies’ objectives, he pointed out.

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