More than 80 participants in the workshop received specialism informations on soil enrichment methods from experts and agro-forestry producers in the Q&A and comments section beside the presentations of the speakers Dr. Nguyen Quang Chon – Eurofins Sac Ky Hai Dang on the topic Managing Nutrients in the Soil in Sustainable Agriculture; Dr. Nguyen Minh Hung – Soil and Fertilize Institute on the topic The role of organic matter in the Health of Agriculture soil & Measures to Reduce Soil Pollution; Soil microbiology expert Ehren Garner – Australian National University – with topic The role of soil microbiology in maintaining soil health and nutrient cycling.
In workshop, soil management planning and methods for collection soil sample and evaluating the results of soil analysis have also been introduced and guided to the participating agro-forestry producers by experts.
Appreciating the workshop, the participants thanked the role of CRED in networking between experts and producers, and agreed that this is a specialised activity that should be held regularly and in different localities to spread the knowledge on improving soil health to more producers, contribution to promoting sustainable agricultural practices in Vietnam.
After the workshop, expert Ehren Garner and Biotrade technical team came to investigate the soil of the material source areas in Cao Bang of 2 businesses in the Biotrade network, namely Hat Duong World Joint Stock Company. (Hanuti JSC) and Dace Farm. It aims to build a pilot model of sustainable farming on healthy, nutrient-rich soil for businesses.
The Biotrade SECO project phase 2 is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), co-implemented by the CRED and Helvetas from 2020 to support Vietnam businesses in natural ingredients sector produce sustainable products and exports to global markets according to international standards.