CGIAR, IRRI, and EiA honored for transforming Vietnam’s agriculture

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During the International Rice Festival held in Can Tho, Vietnam, in December 2023, the MARD recognized CGIAR, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the CGIAR Excellence in Agronomy (EiA) Initiative for their outstanding contributions to the sustainable development of Vietnam’s agriculture and rural development sector. The award was handed over at the Strategic Cultivation Management for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Vietnam on 14 December, in Can Tho City, at the workshop held to share experiences on the innovations and excellence in agronomy for adaptation to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in rice industry of Viet Nam. The workshop attendees deliberated on sustainable advancements in rice production and innovative agronomy practices within the Mekong Delta.

The recognition of EiA, IRRI, and CGIAR was an acknowledgment of the initiative’s integral role in Vietnam’s rice production and a testament to the transformative power of collaboration and innovation in reshaping the global food system and the profound commitment shown by the Vietnamese government towards responsible and sustainable agriculture, mainly through rice production.

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