British Council project workshop in Ho Chi Minh City: Digital technologies for vertical farming

British council project “Urban resilience for agriculture“: Teams from Van Lang University (VLU, Vietnam) and Middlesex University (UK) organised a dissemination workshop in Ho Chi Minh city on 14th April 2023. Ms Lan Phuong Nguyen, Vice President of VLU and Ms Phi Phan, Programme Manager from British Council Vietnam, opened the event with welcoming speeches outlining the importance of the work with UN’s sustainable development goals. Prof Huan Nguyen, Dr Vu Thi Quyen and Dr Meri Juntti then presented the latest project outcomes to an audience of 60+ people. There were also invited speakers from relevant stakeholders: Mr Pham Lam Chinh Van (HCMC Department of Agriculture and Rural Development), Mr Le Nhut Duy (Biotechnology Centre – Ho Chi Minh City), and Mr. Nguyen Van Thanh (Gia Phat Agriculture Ltd), presenting the case studies as well as outlining the policies for agriculture in urban context. Following the workshop, there was a visit to the green house built at Van Lang University. The teams then visited several urban farming centres in and around Ho Chi Minh city and held fruitful discussions for collaboration with the centres.

Visiting an urban farming model in HCM City
Visiting the greenhouse at VLU
Vertical farming concept was presented at the workshop
Workshop at VLU
Another visit to urban farming centre in HCM City (Meri Juntti and Ho Thi Thanh Hien)
Meri Juntti and Vu Thi Quyen at the farming centre