Orange Knowledge Workshop: Application of Netherlands Technologies in Development of Sustainable Agriculture in Vietnam

On April 18, 19, 20, 2022, at Vietnam University of Agriculture (VNUA) – Trau Quy, Gia Lam, Ha Noi., within the context of the Orange Knowledge Programme, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nuffic Neso Vietnam in collaboration with VNUA, has organized the Orange Knowledge Workshop: “Application of Netherlands Technologies in Development of Sustainable Agriculture in Vietnam”.

Context of the event: Vietnam is in the process of transitioning to “gaining more for less input” agriculture and is strongly committed to green agriculture. To do this, Vietnam needs to apply modern and sustainable technologies. The Netherlands is a pioneer in this field.

The Netherlands has trained high-quality human resources in the agriculture field for Vietnam including alumni from BSc, MSc, Ph.D. programs; through cooperation projects between institutes, universities, and enterprises of the two sides of technology, knowledge is transferred, and many human resources are trained.

Our goals:

Through this workshop, we aim to transfer knowledge and technology in sustainable agriculture to partners and the alumni of the Netherlands Alumni Network and of the Orange Knowledge Programme. We would also like to enable a network environment for alumni to connect with companies and institutes of the sector and strengthen ties between alumni in Vietnam.

The workshop was participated by:

  • Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan – Director of Vietnam Academy of Agriculture
  • Prof.Dr. Nguyen Viet Long – Head of International Cooperation / Department – OKP Project Coordinator – Alumni of Wageningen University and Research
  • Nuffic Neso VN Representative of Nuffic Neso VN – Mrs. Nguyen Ngoc Vi – Chief representative of the office.

And a number of VNUA’s teachers, alumni and students.

Started with the speech of the Dutch Embassy: Netherlands – Vietnam cooperation in agriculture: Education, technology and policy – by Mr. Willem Schoustra – Agriculture Counselor, Dutch Embassy in Hanoi.

Continued by the speech of Alumni – Ms. Mai Thanh Tu – Consultant of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Former Dutch student. – PhD student at ISS – University of Rotterdam. And the speech of the Lentiz Vocational Training – Mr. Marc de Ruiter.

The participants visited the farming model applying 4.0 technology in honey beekeeping, led by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Hong Thai – Director of Research Center for Tropical Bees and Beekeeping Research Center for Tropical Bees and Beekeeping, the model of high-tech greenhouse of the OKP project, led by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Viet Long and the research room at Veterinary Teaching Hospital , led by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Lai Thi Lan Huong – Head of Personnel Management Office – Alumni of Wageningen University and Research Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

In the afternoon there are some presentations as below:

Introduction of some Netherlands agricultural technologies and applicability in Vietnam

Speaker: Ms. Mai Hong – Coordinator of the Netherlands-Vietnamese Agricultural Association


Sharing and developing a circular ecological model that contributes to the treatment and utilization of domestic waste.

Speaker: Dr. Pham Van Hoi – Alumni of Wageningen University –

Director of Center for Agricultural Research and Ecology Studies


Dr.Nguyen Thi Thu Ha – Alumni of Twente University

– Lecturer at Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment – Academy of Agriculture


Applying Far-red light to improve productivity of tomato production in greenhouses: benefits and costs.

Speaker: MSc. Nguyen Thi Phuong – Research student at Wageningen University –

Lecturer in the Faculty of Agronomy


Breeding and developing the fruit and vegetable market in Vietnam

Mr. Ta The Hung – Sales & Product Development Specialist – Rijkzwaan Co., Ltd


Day 2: Visiting the company, production facilities Vegetable production base of Hai

Phong Agricultural Products Import and Export Co., Ltd – Bac Ninh.

Visiting the company, production facilities Research Institute of Vegetables – Trau

Quy Gia Lam – Hanoi.


Day 3:  Field trip assignment group presentations.

“Sharing experiences of studying, researching and developing agriculture in Vietnam and inspiring future generations”

Workshop conclusion, Award Certificate, Gifts to participants.