Warm congratulations and felicitations to the management and staff of FFTC on its 50th anniversary!
As a partner, We at the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (VECO) are very happy and deeply honored to have been a part of this remarkable international agricultural organization. Since the beginning, FFTC has worked with the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) and the Southern Horticulture Research Institute (SOFRI) in workshops and training courses on various agricultural topics which have benefitted our farmers and entrepreneurs. In particular, your series of workshops on the “Healthy Management of Pathogen-Free Citrus Seedling for the Rehabilitation of the Citrus Industry from Serious Epidemic of HLB and Virus Diseases” had helped our farmers improve their citrus production.
The Center has also contributed to the development of our dragon fruit industry because of your workshops on dragon fruit production and marketing over the past several years in our country. In light of the many problems and issues facing the agricultural area in the Asian and Pacific Region, we hope to be able to see more collaboration between FFTC and VAAS in the coming years.
We would therefore like to reconfirm our commitment and support to the FFTC management as they face new challenges in the next 50 years. VECO will be with you in this new vision to help the small-scale farmers through the sharing of experiences and technical information in agricultural production.
Cheers to more exciting projects and wonderful partnerships in the years to come!
Nguyen Anh Dung
Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei (VECO)