On the morning of November 9th, 2019 at Hall C, Vietnam National University of Agriculture held the workshop "Portraits of Vietnamese farmers: Opportunities and Challenges" and the launching event of the monograph "Pictures of the Livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in the period of integration (1990-2018)".

Toàn cảnh hội thảo

Overview of the event

Attending the workshop, there were Mr. Cao Duc Phat - Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vice Chairman of the Commission for Economy; Dr. Tran Cong Thang – Director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD); Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan – President of Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA); Prof. Dr. Tran Duc Vien – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Vietnam National University of Agriculture, scientists, lecturers, and those who are interested in the topics.

Đại biểu tham dự

Participants of the workshop

In the opening speech, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan said “In recent years, the Center for Agricultural Market and Institution Research (AMI) has cooperated closely with Vietnam Farmer's Union and IPSARD to research on the current situation of livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in order to clarify their capacity, strengths and weaknesses to propose appropriate state policies and solutions for their developments. The results of this research contribute to the development of the operation program of Vietnam Farmers' Union and contribute to the improvement of the New Rural Development program”. She also said that the Communist Party and the entire political system have work together to join hands for the development of the farmers who are the main social force of Vietnam.

GS.TS. Nguyễn Thị Lan – Giám đốc Học viện Nông nghiệp Việt Nam phát biểu khai mạc hội thảo

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan delivers the opening speech of the workshop.

Workshop "Portraits of Vietnamese farmers: Opportunities and Challenges" had two reports “Vietnamese farmers in the process of international integration from the socio-economic perspective” presented by Dr. Tran Cong Thang and “Rural areas and farmers in the era of industrialization and urbanization” presented by Dr. Dang Kim Son - Director of AMI.

TS. Trần Công Thắng – Viện trưởng Viện Chính sách và Chiến lược Phát triển Nông nghiệp Nông thôn

Dr. Tran Cong Thang – Director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD)

 

TS. Đặng Kim Sơn – Giám đốc Viện Nghiên cứu Thị Trường và Thể chế Nông nghiệp

Dr. Dang Kim Son – Director of the Center forAgricultural Market and Institution Research (AMI)

Also, on this event, the monograph "Pictures of the Livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in the period of integration (1990-2018)" was officially launched. The monograph’s main contents in 10 chapters include the concept of Vietnamese farmer households; the livelihood strategies and business organization of farming households in Vietnam; the analysis on the current situation of livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in many aspects such as income, labour force, etc.; evaluating the opportunities and challenges in the strategies and policies for farmers’ sustainable livelihood development.

Hình ảnh lễ ra mắt sách chuyên khảo “Bức tranh sinh kế người nông dân Việt Nam trong thời kỳ hội nhập (1990 -2018)”

Monograph "Pictures of the Livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in the period of integration (1990-2018)" launching event.

 

In the workshop, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Dien and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Le, two lecturers of VNUA, presented on “Livelihood diversity, relations among gender and generation of farmers in the Red River Delta” by and "Opportunities and challenges for small-scale farmers" respectively.

PSG.TS. Nguyễn Thị Diễn, Học viện Nông nghiệp Việt Nam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Dien

 

PGS.TS. Nguyễn Phượng Lê, Học viện Nông nghiệp Việt Nam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Le

Mr. Cao Duc Phat - Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vice Chairman of the Commission for Economy shared that "Besides the great benefits of the process of agricultural and rural development, there are still significant differences in income, living conditions, and especially development opportunities between farmers in villages and urban citizens. In the future, due to climate change, aging population, extensive international integration, and the development of science and technology, people in the rural areas will face many new opportunities and challenges. They will either become non-agricultural labour and urban citizens or professional farmers with the help of modern equipment and technology. This great revolution, therefore, needs appropriate research for reasonable development policies and strategies”.

Đồng chí Cao Đức Phát – Uỷ viên Trung ương Đảng, Phó Trưởng Ban Thường trực Ban Kinh tế Trung ương

Mr. Cao Duc Phat - Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vice Chairman of the Commission for Economy

The workshop "Portraits of Vietnamese farmers: Opportunities and Challenges" and the launching of the monograph "Pictures of the Livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in the period of integration (1990-2018) were held successfully. The authors of this monograph hope that they can bring the readers a better understanding on the livelihoods of Vietnamese farmers in the era of international integration in all life aspects.