Tra Vinh University hosts conference on sustainable agriculture in the Mekong Delta


TVU – On May 20, 2024, Tra Vinh University convened a scientific conference titled “Application of Science and Technology in Sustainable Agricultural Development.” The conference brought together a distinguished gathering of scientists, researchers, agricultural enterprises, and graduate and undergraduate students.

Focus on sustainable solutions in changing climate

The opening address, delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diep Thanh Tung, Vice Rector of Tra Vinh University, emphasized the conference’s role as a forum for collaboration and knowledge exchange. Experts from various sectors—academia, management, research, and agricultural enterprises—were encouraged to share experiences and propose solutions for integrating science and technology into sustainable agricultural practices. This focus on sustainability is particularly crucial in the Mekong Delta, which is facing increasingly severe climate change and saline intrusion.

Prominent attendees and knowledge exchange

The conference boasted a prestigious group of attendees, including Prof. Dr. Vu Ngoc Ut (Rector, Can Tho University Fisheries University), Dr. Phan Thanh Lam (Director, Aquaculture Research Institute, Can Tho University), and Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trong Ngu (Vice Rector, College of Agriculture, Can Tho University). Tra Vinh University was well-represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diep Thanh Tung, Dr. Le Truc Linh (Head of Agriculture and Aquaculture School), faculty leaders, department heads, lecturers, and students.

Addressing urgent needs through collaboration

As Assoc. Prof. Dr. Diep Thanh Tung highlighted that the conference addressed the pressing need for science and technology to drive sustainable agricultural development, particularly in the Mekong Delta’s changing climate. The event provided a platform for Tra Vinh University to showcase its strengths and potential in agricultural research. It also fostered connections and collaborations with domestic and international scientists, researchers, and enterprises. Ultimately, the conference aimed to promote sustainable, efficient, and environmentally friendly agricultural advancements.

In-depth discussions and high-quality research

Two dedicated sessions, “Agriculture – Food Technology – Applied Biology” and “Livestock – Veterinary – Aquaculture,” facilitated in-depth discussions. Renowned scientists and researchers presented high-calibre scientific reports, sparking significant interest among attendees.