Changes needed to ensure sustainable agriculture

The slow growth of the agricultural sector starting in 2015, shortcomings of small-scale production, poor quality and productivity amid fiercer global competition are threatening the sustainability of farming in Việt Nam and demanding institutional and mechanism changes. These concerns were shared among participants of the Việt Nam Spring Agriculture Forum held on March 28 in Hà Nội by the Việt Nam Agriculture Coalition and Việt Nam Agricultural Policy Forum, with support from Oxfam. Participants delivered lively, sometimes contradicting, arguments, but all with the goal of helping to fully realise the country’s agriculture potentials by removing institutional barriers, either formal ones like policies and laws, or informal ones like practices and habits.

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