ILRI’s Jimmy Smith and Hung Nguyen recognized for their contributions to Vietnam’s agricultural and rural development
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The Government of Vietnam has recognized Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Hung Nguyen, co-leader of ILRI’s Animal Human Health program, for their contributions to agricultural research and development in the country.
They received the Medal for Contribution to the Cause of Agriculture and Rural Development from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a ceremony on 3 August 2022 in Hanoi, Vietnam. This is the highest honour given by the ministry to individuals (mostly foreigners) who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture and rural development in Vietnam.
Photo credit: Participants at the ceremony awarding Jimmy Smith (6th from left) and Hung Nguyen-Viet (5th from right) (ILRI/Vu Ngoc Dung)