ISC & NVHBP SIGNED A COOPERATION AGREEMENT

In July 2021, The Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP) và The Science – Technology Development and Innovation Center (ISC) had signed a Cooperation Agreement for the period of 2020-2025.

NVHBP is a Dutch legal entity, established based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Department of Crop Production – Ministry of Agriculture Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam on April 10, 2019.

The Platform was established with the purpose of connecting the two governments, research institutes and companies and enterprises in the field of horticulture of the two countries, from seed production, cultivation, post-harvest management, processing, storing and distributing fresh flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables and fruits.

ISC was established under Decision No. 1025/QD-UBND dated April 20, 2020 of the City People’s Committee. Hai Phong on the basis of merging Hai Phong Technology Exchange with the Center for Application of Science and Technology Advancement.

The Center has the function of serving the state management of Hai Phong Department of Science and Technology in research, application, development of the science and technology market, and innovative start-ups; providing services and public non-business services in terms of research, application, deployment, technology transfer, development of science and technology markets, and promotion of innovative start-up ecosystems.

The parties agreed to:

  1. Cooperate in updating and exploiting the information and technology database system related to horticulture.
  2. Exhibit technological products of NVHBP’s members on the Online Technology and Equipment Exchange of ISC.
  3. Co-organize exhibition activities, consulting services, match making on horticultural technology and equipment ((https://hatex.vn/chao-ban/danh-muc/nong-nghiep-70.html)
  4. Organize training courses on agricultural science and technology. Organize visits, market survey, exchange experiences on agricultural science and technology, principles and methods of sustainable farming, renewable energy, circular economy, food safe and social responsibility.

PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND INTRODUCE VIETNAMESE PRODUCTS AT THE VIETNAM TRADE OFFICE IN THE NETHERLANDS

In order to support Vietnamese businesses to approach and penetrate the Dutch market through promoting and introducing products at the Trade Office’s showroom, the showroom is equipped with projection screens, shelves for displaying documents, catalogs, sample products … to provide information of Vietnamese businesses to businesses and partners in the Netherlands.

Location: Showroom of the Vietnam Trade Office in the Netherlands.

Procedures: Businesses send sample products, catalogs, video clips to introduce businesses and products and services. The Embassy will support the display, promotion and introduction of products to Dutch businesses and partners, and do the online match making.

Exhibiting categories: Multi-sectors

Cost: Enterprises pay the cost of sending goods to the Trade Office.

Requirements:

  • Enterprises send catalogs, promotional videos and sample products to the Trade Office (details are below);
  • Catalog: in English, not more than 50 publications / 1 enterprise;
  • Video: maximum length 2 minutes / video;
  • Samples: with English labels and full instructions for use.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3hhJ3jq

For more information, please contact:

Contact to send Catalog and product samples:

Ms. Phan Thi Nga, First Secretary, Trade Office

Embassy of S.R. of Vietnam in the Netherlands

Address: 261 Laan Van Nieuw Oost-Indie, 2593 BR, The Hague, Netherlands

Viber: +84975493988

Email: nl@moit.gov.vn; phangahd81@gmail.com

 

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Thien Dieu Flora, Sapa Hitech and KP Holland joined to bring Dutch Kalanchoe flowers to Vietnamese consumers

On June 7, 2021, the first batch of KP Holland’s Dutch Kalanchoe unrooted cuttings has arrived to Vietnam, and immediately brought to Sapa mountainous farm for cultivation. This is to ensure of the freshness of the delicate KP Holland’s product, and marks a good start for the cooperation among NVHBP’s members.

“Kalanchoe or Sống đời – Tree of Life is one of the ornamental plants with a beautiful shape, easy to grow and care for, so many people love to grow it indoors, both helping to beautify the space and have a positive meaning for Life.

Photo: Don Justino, Don Angelo, ­ Kalanchoe – KP Holland

The Kalanchoe has large and succulent leaves that rarely fall, so it is very suitable as an ornamental plant to put on the desk or in the house. Flowers of Life are beautiful and have many vibrant colors that will help your room become brighter and more harmonious.”

This is one in a serie of cooperation initiatives between Vietnamese horticulture companies with their respective Dutch partners under the operation of the Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP), in order to promote the quality of domestic plant varieties, improve the competitiveness of companies in Vietnam, and expand the market for Dutch partners.

THE NETHERLANDS – VIETNAM BUSINESS MATCHMAKING IN HAI PHONG POSTPONED

Tentative time: Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Science -Technology Development and Innovation Center (ISC) under the Department of Science and Technology of Hai Phong city, in collaboration with Dutch Business Association in Vietnam (DBAV) and PUM Vietnam will organize a hybrid business matchmaking event (online for participants from the Netherland and offline for Vietnamese participants in Hai Phong) to high quality Dutch technology and export raw materials and products to the Netherlands.

Some of the areas of interest are:

  1. Wastewater treatment and environmental protection
  2. Technology in agriculture, safe use of chemicals in agriculture, robotic harvesting and pest control
  3. Technology application in warehouses, ports, logistics
  4. Recycling and renewable energy
  5. Introduce Vietnamese raw and processed agricultural products suitable to the European market.

Interested Dutch and Vietnamese businesses, please register at the link: https://www.pum.nl/vi/trade-mission-vietnam or contact the Coordinators of The Netherlands Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (www.nvhortiplatform.com).

Dutch greenhouse horticulture and Vietnamese government enjoy strong relationship

On Tuesday 11 May, the Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission and Counsellors of the Vietnamese Embassy visited World Horti Center, where they were given a warm welcome by representatives of both The Netherlands Vietnam Horti Business Platform U.A. (NVHBP) and World Horti Center (WHC). This visit underscored these parties’ long-standing and pleasant cooperation with the Vietnamese government.

The Netherlands and Vietnam have been working closely together in the field of agriculture and horticulture for many years, and have laid this down in a Strategic Partnership Arrangement (SPA). To further intensify this partnership, Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, visited World Horti Center in late 2019. The fact that the Vietnamese government is once again visiting the meeting point for the greenhouse horticulture sector is illustrative of the close working relationship between WHC and the Vietnamese government and the importance of horticulture for this country.

During the visit, the four-member delegation, consisting of the new Vietnamese Ambassador, Mr Pham Viet Anh, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr  Nguyen Hoang Hai, the new Commercial Counsellor Ms Vo Thi Ngoc Diep and the departing Counsellor Mr Nguyen Hai Tinh were introduced to several leading companies in the sector. These included Van der Valk Horti Systems, Logiqs, Ridder Group and Rijk Zwaan. They were given a guided tour of World Horti Center by Mark Zwinkels of WHC and Henk van Eijk of NVHBP. Both organisations bade farewell to the departing consul, with whom they have enjoyed a pleasant cooperation for many years, and gave the new consul a warm welcome. After visiting World Horti Center, the delegation also paid a visit to KP Holland and Onings Holland Flowerbulbs.

Horticulture in Vietnam

Horticulture in Vietnam, and more specifically in the Dalat Region, is undergoing major developments in terms of professionalisation. This is necessary to meet the growing and changing demand among Vietnamese consumers. Vietnam is the fastest growing economy in this part of Southeast Asia, with the agriculture and horticulture sector accounting for approximately 20% of Gross Domestic Product.

About Netherlands Vietnam Horti Business Platform

In this cooperative venture, Dutch and Vietnamese companies are working together to contribute to the further development of the Vietnamese horticulture and floriculture sectors. The platform is a unique cluster of companies and organisations with knowledge & experience of the entire horticultural chain, including the applicable technology. Cooperation is of paramount importance here: the members join forces to build long-term working relationships by sharing their knowledge, expertise and resources in order to join and contribute to this growing sector in Vietnam, on the one hand, and to promote and commercialise Dutch horticultural technologies, on the other.

About World Horti Center

The ‘clubhouse of the greenhouse sector’ is the epicentre of everything associated with growing crops under glass. The building features a school community, a research centre and a visitor centre, where the most highly renowned parties and companies in greenhouse horticulture present themselves. Every year, tens of thousands of interested persons from all over the world find their way to World Horti Center, both physically and online, to learn more about high-tech horticulture.

National conference on processing and market development for agricultural products

On the morning of April 28, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in coordination with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Can Tho City Party Committee has organized the “National Conference on promoting the processing and development of the agricultural products – Year 2021 “.

This is the first national conference focusing on one of the driving forces and key aspects of agricultural restructuring to develop agricultural markets.

The conference reviews an overview of the field of agricultural processing and market development in a new context, mixed with many challenges and opportunities. Especially, in the flexible and rapid change in the world’s processing technology trend.

Application of digital technology to optimize production and resources in the processing of agricultural products in the world and approach to Vietnam. Applying the transfer of scientific and technical advances in post-harvest technology in order to increase the value of agricultural products for export.

In addition, the conference has shared trends of agricultural market in the world and standards of agricultural production. There were issues related to building, protecting brands and supporting the development of geographical indications for businesses in the agricultural sector. In particular, opening the agricultural market to create new signals of leading and impetus to perfect the institution, increase enforcement efficiency and linkage in the market.

Representatives of the Netherlands – Vietnam Association for Agricultural Business Cooperation gave a speech on “Vietnamese agricultural products connecting Europe – current situation and solutions”, and participated in the open discussion session led by Ms. Vu Kim Hanh, President of HVNCLC Business Association

According to https://nongnghiep.vn/hoi-nghi-toan-quoc-chuyen-sau-dau-tien-che-bien-phat-trien-thi-truong-nong-san-d289414.html

Workshop on Food Processing

With the aim of providing enterprises with knowledge about the role of standards in the food industry, as well as knowledge of processing technology, the trends of food processing activities in the future, from March 30 to April 1. 2021, Vietnam High Quality Goods Business Association has organized a training course: ENHANCING EFFICIENCY OF FOOD PROCESSING THROUGH PROPER APPLICATION OF STANDARDS.

The participants of the training course are food enterprises with the certificate of “High Quality Vietnamese Goods – Integration Standard”.

Representatives of the Netherlands – Vietnam Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP) has participated by sharing about processed foods: trends and needs of European consumers.

Recommend to review flowers – ornamental plants as a key economic sector

(HNMO) – On the morning of April 23, the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development held a seminar on “Development of flowers and ornamental plants – the ecological economic sector in building new style rural, intelligent and elegant urban culture.” Over 250 delegates from governmental management organisations, scientists, flower – bonsai growers and traders from different provinces and cities nationwide have attended.

According to the Center for Research and Development of Flowers – Ornamental Plants (Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute – Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences), Vietnam has diverse climatic resources, including tropical, sub-tropical and temperate, providing possibility to grow various kinds of flowers and ornamental plants. Vietnam Communist Party and Government always pay great attention to develop flower-ornamental plants growing industry into ecological economic sectors associated with the environment protection and cope with the climate change. Up to now, the country has about 45,000 hectares of flowers and ornamental plants grown in concentrated cultivation; achieved an average income of 520 million VND / ha / year; estimated revenue is 23,400 billion VND / year. At the present, the demand for flowers – ornamental plants is quite high, developing flowers – ornamental plants will increase income for people, improve a healthy living environment, promote the construction of new rural areas and civilized urban areas.

According to the Director of the Hanoi Rural Development Department Nguyen Van Chi, there are about 8,000 hectares of ornamental plants in Hanoi; In that 70% is concentrated in districts: Bac Tu Liem, Tay Ho, Me Linh, Dan Phuong. Over the past years, Hanoi has its own strategy of developing flowers and ornamental plants by supporting farmers; building new rural models such as Hong Van commune landscape creature tourist village (Thuong Tin district); encourage ornamental creatures like: Rural flower roads, illustrated lines; more flowers – less garbage.

At the workshop, the references also pointed out many limitations in the development and trading of flowers – ornamental plants: fragmented, spontaneous, lack of master plan; applying high technology is still limited; weak management association. Delegates proposed some resolutions such as: Strengthening scientific research tools; set up regional production planning with concentrated, supporting infrastructure; propose to the Government to consider flowers – ornamental plants as a key economic sector with practical support policies.

At the seminar, the authorities also warned about the risks in investing in flowers – ornamental plants, including spreading and recommending people to take precautions, raise warnings about scams that cause confusion in public, to protect true flower growers, traders and producers.

In the framework of the seminar, there were also other activities: Launching the Campaigning Committee to establish a Vietnamese Orchid production and trading association; responding the Program of Planting 1 billion green trees; honor the typical artisans, entrepreneurs, garden owners who have valueable volunteer activities to support the community.

Nam Cau Kien Industrial Park: Responding to “Planting a billion trees for a green Vietnam”

(SK&MT) – Responding to the Prime Minister’s message of planting 1 billion trees and the Resolution of Hai Phong City in socio-economic development, Nam Cau Kien Ecological Industrial Park aims to plant 1 million trees in the industrial park campus, to The space here becomes a botanical garden with sustainable, environmentally friendly value, contributing to the green color of the country.

60 years ago, President Ho Chi Minh launched the first tree planting New Year. Since then, every New Year to Spring comes, tree planting activities have continued to take place in all parts of the country.

In the period of 2021-2025, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc launched a program to plant 1 billion trees. According to the Prime Minister, green also means prosperity, the color of fertility and sustainability, and officially transmits the message “For a green Vietnam” to all the people of the country.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a speech at the launching ceremony “An everlasting tree Tet holiday in gratitude to Uncle Ho” in the spring of 2021 in Phu Yen.

Responding to that call, on the basis of the coordinated consensus of: Hai Phong Youth Union, Vietnam Association of Industry and Trade, Hai Phong Young Entrepreneurs Association, Party Committee of Thuy Nguyen Enterprises, Business Association Thuy Nguyen, HPM Entrepreneur Training Institute, Nam Cau Kien Ecological Industrial Park, officially launched the tree planting movement in response to the program “Planting a billion trees for a green Vietnam” to businesses, organizations, individuals who are partner customers of Nam Cau Kien Ecological Industrial Park in the coming March.

The program is expected to last from March 2021 until reaching the target of 1 million trees, tree planting activities will be carried out throughout Nam Cau Kien Ecological Industrial Park, from factories to the park, trees, landscape here..

A map of Green trees on Nam Cau Kien Ecological Industrial Park..

The program started with tree planting activities along the strip of Botanical Park. This place is an important landscape project, considered as the green heart of the eco-industrial park to honor businesses that contribute to their greenery and make a mark on the unique path of honor.

Green tree ecosystem in Southern Cau Kien.

The path of honor is a 1km-long work made entirely of baked bricks of the Vietnam Pottery Group, with a record-breaking technology line in Vietnam. Here, logos of businesses participating in tree planting will be delicately engraved on a prominent bronze gold brick background, showing the convergence of the quintessence and values of the business gathered on this road. Since then, it marked and spread the reputation of the corporate brand widely.

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