Toward a sustainable food system and agroecology transition in Vietnam
Keywords:agroecology, food system, sustainable, Vietnam
Even with the impressive results of agricultural growth and food security during last nearly 40 years of Renovation, the Vietnam Socio-economic Development Strategy for 2021-2030 seeks to accelerate agricultural restructuring and develop a modernity-oriented agriculture. Vietnam also aims to improve the resilience and adaptability of the agricultural sector against climate change, and to align this sector with the processing industry, markets, export activities, and global value chains. In 2021, Vietnam has actively contributed to United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) dialogue with more than 1000 participants involved in National Dialogues. Vietnam is willing to contribute to the transformation of global food systems as a food-providing country that upholds “transparency, responsibility, and sustainability”. This will serve to create comprehensive and sustainable breakthroughs for the entire system and will fulfill the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the solution, Vietnam wishes to become a Food Innovation Hub of Asia. Vietnam has made digital transformation a key priority in the agricultural sector and has encouraged the application of digital technology to agricultural production and business activities. Vietnam’s food systems need to be transformed into green, sustainable, and low-emission agriculture and due attention should be given to agroecological production. Vietnam also commits to achieving nutrition security in 2030. A National Action Plan for a sustainable food system will be built.
Received 20 December 2021; accepted 18 march 2022
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