Tra Vinh, Vietnam
Godollo, Hungary

Godollo, Hungary


Tra Vinh University, Research Centre For Farm Animal Gene Conservation (HáGK) and Association Of Hungarian Small Animal Breeders For Gene Conservation (MGE) cordially invite Vietnamese and Hungarian scientists, breeders and producers and their cooperating colleagues in the third countries, who work in the field of gene conservation, sustainable agriculture and rural development, animal science, animal breeding and genetics, aquaculture, crop science and environmental management to participate in the 9th Vietnamese-Hungarian International Conference on:“Research for Developing Sustainable Agriculture”

1. Theme: Research for Developing Sustainable Agriculture.

2. Conference venue: Tra Vinh University 126 Nguyen Thien Thanh, Hamlet 4, Ward 5, Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam

3. Language in use: English

4. Conference date: 20-24 September 2016

On the behalf of the above mentioned institutions and organisations, Tra Vinh University organises the 9th Vietnamese–Hungarian International Conference on: “Research for Developing Sustainable Agriculture”. The conference is part of a long-standing series which started in 1998. Following the first success, in the last nearly two decades, it has been held regularly every second year either in Vietnam or in Hungary. The series has laid basic foundation for the cooperation of Vietnamese and Hungarian academic institutions in term of Agricultural Research for Development. More importantly, it has offered priceless opportunities for Vietnamese and Hungarian scientists as well as researchers from the other related countries to exchange scientific knowledge, experiences and transnational initiatives. In Hungary, the conferences had taken place in 2000 (2nd, Gödöllő, Szarvas), 2005 (4th, Gödöllő), 2010 (6th, Gödöllő) and 2015 (8th, Gödöllő, Budapest). In Vietnam, the conferences had taken place in various large economic centres such as Ho Chi Minh (1st in 1998), Hanoi (3rd in 2004) and Cantho (5th and 7th in 2008 and 2012). However, with attempt to emphasize the significance of local biodiversity, ecological farming and the value of ethnic people, at the 7th conference in 2012, the 9th conference was decided to be organized in Tra Vinh province, Mekong Delta, where approximately 30% of the population is Khmer. More importantly, with regard to sustainable agriculture, this conference will place emphasis on discussing and finding the possible solutions for the conflicts arising between economic oriented agricultural production and agro-biodiversity protection in “Research for Development”. Joining to the traditional subjects of earlier Vietnamese-Hungarian Conferences that related mainly to gene conservation, sustainable agriculture, rural development, animal science and aquaculture, the theme of the 9th conference will be extended and cover crop science, environmental management as well as biotechnology related to above scientific fields.
The official languages used in the 9th conference will be English and Vietnamese. We would like to invite you to participate in this meeting and submit papers or posters that related to the following topics:
1. Gene conservation
2. Sustainable agriculture and rural development
3. Animal science (nutrition, husbandry, production, health)
4. Animal breeding and genetics
5. Aquaculture
6. Crop science
7. Environmental management
8. Biotechnology
In order to take part in the conference, please download and fill the registration forms. The completed registration forms should be sent to: (HáGK) if you are from Hungary (TVU) if you are from Vietnam or other countries

We would appreciate if you can forward this announcement and registration forms to colleagues who are interested in attending the conference.


Pham Tiet Khanh
Rector of Tra Vinh University
Szalay István
Director of HáGK
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Date Sep Conf. day Offical program
PART I: Field study of Agro-biodiversity in mountainous regions of North Vietnam (optional)*
Sun 11 1 Day in Hanoi
21.10: Depart to Lao Cai, night in train
Mon 12 2 Field study of the agricultural trading of local markets
Sapa accommodation
Tue 13 3 Field study of the agricultural production of ethnic minority (La Chay-Ta Vang)
20.15: Depart to Hanoi, night in train
PART II: Field study of tropical evergreen, oceanic and sea shore biosystem of North Vietnam (optional)*
Thu 15 5 08.00: Depart to Quang Ninh
Study of Vietnamese traditional culture in Bat Trang village
Bai Chay accommodation
Fri 16 6 Field study of geo-diversity including tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea shore biosystem in Bai Chay
Hanoi accommodation
PART III: Field study of agricultural habitats in Tonlé Sap river (optional)*
Sat 17 7 Hanoi-Siemreap
Siemreap accommodation
Sun 18 8 Field study of agricultural habitats in Tonlé Sap river
Siemreap accommodation
Mon 19 9 Siemreap-HCM city
HCM city accommodation
PART IV: Scientific Programme (Main conference)
Tue 20 10 Visit Nong Lam University village (optional) (established in 1955, 118 hectare campus, 14000 fulltime and more than 6000 part-time students)
Wed 21 11 HCM city-Travinh
Visit ecological models of coastal mangroves forests (MFF project); aquacultural farming systems adapted to climate change and rising sea levels
Welcome party
Travinh accommodation
Thu 22 12 08.00-8.30: Registration
08.30-9.00: Welcoming notes
  • Presentations of the following topics: gene conservation, sustainable agriculture and rural development, animal science (nutrition, husbandry, production, health), animal breeding and genetics, aquaculture, crop science, environmental management and biotechnology
  • Including coffee and lunch breaks
19.00: Farewell party
Travinh accommodation
Additional program (for Hungarian delegation)
Fri 23 13 08.30-17.00:
  • Poster section
  • Tra Vinh University experimental facilities
  • Meeting of Scientific Committee
  • Memorandum signing
  • Stork natural park
  • Closing section
Tra Vinh - Soc Trang
Soc Trang accommodation
Sat 24 14 Field study of Vietnamese traditional products (optional)
Nganam - HCM city
HCM city accommodation
Sun 25 15 HCM city - Budapest

*Applicants register for Part I, II, III please contact: Do Thi Dong Xuan ( for more information on the program and fee

Organizing Committee

Pham Tiet Khanh

Tra Vinh University (TVU), Viet Nam

Do Thi Dong Xuan

Rersearch Centre for Farm Animal Gene Convervation (HáGK), Hungary

Nguyen Thanh My

Tra Vinh University (TVU), Viet Nam

Istvan Szalay

Rersearch Centre for Farm Animal Gene Convervation (HáGK), Hungary

Pham Kim Long

Tra Vinh University (TVU), Viet Nam

Lam Thai Hung

Tra Vinh University (TVU), Viet Nam

Nguyen Thien Nghia

Tra Vinh University (TVU), Viet Nam

Nguyen Tien Dung

Tra Vinh University (TVU), Viet Nam


Gene conservation Plant and animal genetic conservation adapting to climate change; genetic conservation of native species.
Sustainable agriculture and rural development Land conservation and rehabilitation; Water for sustainable rural development; Water save for production systems.
Animal science Mono-gastric and ruminant nutrition, animal feed processing technology, animal management, and animal production.
Animal breeding and genetics Animal breeding technology, quantitative genetics, and evolution domestic animals.
Aquaculture Herd and clean aquaculture; Tra fish heredity and breeding selection adapting to climate change; Vegan protein culture; fish diseases; fish nutrition; aquaculture development and policies; aquatic environment management; water and pond management.
Crop science Drought, including water-use efficiency; Extreme temperatures as heat, salt stress limit the cultivation of crops; Conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources for food and sustainable agriculture.
Environmental management Research to adapting to climate change, environmental impact assessment, environmental issues, environment and agriculture, environment and aquaculture, environment and sustainability, plant and animal ecology.
Biotechnology Biotechnology in animal husbandry, cultivation, food production, and veterinary medicine.


Registration Conference charges * (in USD)
Conference date 20-24 September 2016
Registration open 1 May 2016
Deadline for submitting abstracts 30 June 2016
Deadline for exhibitors/enterprises registration 15 July 2016
Deadline for early registration and payment 30 July 2016
Deadline for submitting full papers/poster 15 August 2016
Deadline for late registration and payment 15 August 2016
Announcement of official programme 30 August 2016

• Exhibitors supporting the conference to become diamond, gold, or silver sponsors get free of charge

(*) Charge is including reception party, materials, meals, tea breaks, gifts and transportation.

Payment is made by bank transfer to following account

Acc Holder: Truong Dai Hoc Tra Vinh
Acc Number: 102020000153040
Bank: Viettin Bank Tra Vinh
SWIFT code: I C B V V N V X 9 8 0
Country: Vietnam

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For participants from Hungary, please contact
    Thieu Ngoc Lan Phuong
    Do Thi Dong Xuan

  For participants from Vietnam and other countries, please contact
    Diep Bao Anh
    Phan Quoc Nam