Since September 2013 the city of Oss has a strong relationship with the province of An Giang in the Mekong Delta in the south of Vietnam.
From 17 till 23 October, Oss – as the Agrofood Capital of North Brabant – organized a mission in the south of Vietnam with a delegation of companies and universities. Dirk ’t Hooft represented the Postharvest Network in this delegation.
By Dirk ’t Hooft, Chair Postharvest Network
Under the leadership of the Dutch mayor of Oss, Ms Buijs-Glaudemans, and in close cooperation with the members of the delegation, including Agrifood Capital, HAS University of Applied Sciences and Avans University of Applied Sciences from Den Bosch, several presentations were given and meetings were held with the government of South Vietnam and the Peoples Committees of the provinces of Can Tho and An Giang.
Knowledge was exchanged with five different universities in Can Tho and An Giang. Agreements were made to draft joint projects in the field of postharvest agrofood chains, aimed at reducing food losses and improving food quality and food security. Vietnam is very interested in applying postharvest knowledge and expertise from the Netherlands. In the coming months various initiatives will be elaborated in close cooperation with HAS, AVANS and the Postharvest Network.
Please follow this link to watch the news item about the mission by the regional television of the Vietnamese province CanTho: http://canthotv.vn/videos/lanh-dao-tpct-lam-viec-voi-doan-thanh-pho-oss/