The technical collaboration took place in the cities of Beijing and Hangzhou.
A delegation from the Dominican Republic, composed of representatives of Tecnificación Nacional de Riego (TNR) and the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPyD), participated in the seminar “Digital Agriculture, Rural Development, Poverty Reduction and Revitalization Practices”, sponsored by the Chinese Government, through its Ministry of Commerce and the Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO).
The Dominican representation was made up of Claudio Caamaño Vélez, TNR executive director; Erick Dorrejo, director of Border Zone Development Policies of the MEPyD, and Bethania Vegazo, in charge of Multilateral Cooperation Follow-up of that organization.
The technical collaboration, which took place in the cities of Beijing and Hangzhou from June 7 to 17, focused on the development of new capacities that contribute to improving production and the quality of life of people working in the field.
Participants were trained on Chinese digital agriculture trends and practices to reduce poverty, through the deepening of knowledge on the implementation of plans that promote technology applied to planting and monitoring of agricultural production.
At the end of the seminar, the executive director of TNR spoke on behalf of the participants and thanked the People’s Republic of China for the valuable opportunity of the acquired techniques and assumed the commitment to put this knowledge at the service of the Dominican people.
“The food crisis is one of the great threats facing humanity, given the democratic and ethical challenge of climate change, therefore, this knowledge is of strategic importance,” said Caamaño Vélez.
He said that the collaboration represented a great step towards strengthening the institutional strategies of National Irrigation Technification, and expressed his confidence that the exchange will be the beginning of a strong and lasting bond of cooperation and friendship.
He also took the opportunity to thank the Dominican Ambassador to that nation, Briunny Garabito, who presented the words of thanks on behalf of the Dominican Republic, and discussed the opportunities and challenges in the framework of the relationship with China, the second largest economy in the world.