Agribusiness Working Group
In recognition of the increasing importance of the Agriculture sector to Vietnam's sustainable economic development and social stabilization, the VBF Agribusiness Working Group was born in February 2014 out of a round table workshop in HCMC. We had our initial meeting by videoconference between Hanoi and HCMC on 4 April, 2014. We had a subsequent meeting with officials from MPI, MARD and MOIT on Tuesday 20 May, 2014. The Agribusiness Working Group has been strongly supported by the IFC and VCCI.
The Group's goal is to discuss and propose effective solutions to pressing agricultural sector issues. Our primary objective is to establish a forum for informing policy direction and to present opinions to maximize the agribusiness private sector's contribution to the Government's target to promote private sector investment in agribusiness for high value-added and sustainable agricultural development in Vietnam.
The Working Group is comprised of representatives from local and foreign companies, business associations and NGOs. The Working Group is being led by Mrs. Marieke van der Pijl, Knowledge & BD Manager/Paralegal at Gide and Vice Chairwoman of the Food, Agri and Aqua Business Sector Committee (FAASC) of EuroCham.