Canadian government will launch a Safe Food for Growth project in Vietnam.
Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, laid their plans to give $11.3 million to the Safe Food for Growth project during his meeting with Vietnam’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong.
According to Vietnam News, the project is an offshoot of 2008-2014’s program called the Food and Agriculture Products Quality Development and Control Project. This project helped Vietnam in streamlining regulations and quality control procedures, which were vital in executing the production chain for agricultural products.
Cuong said in the same report that it is imperative for both countries to complement each other in terms of produce for the project to succeed, which could then assist trade and economic growth for Canada and Vietnam.
“The two sides must create favourable conditions and facilitate Vietnamese and Canadian businesses to increase investment and contribute to the development of the agricultural market between the two nations,” said Cuong.
Among the 10 ASEAN countries, Vietnam is the top trade partner of Canada as of 2016. Seafood and agricultural goods are crucial in this bilateral trade.
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