The joint workshop between the Faculty of Land Resources and Environment, Hanoi Agricultural Univercity and the Faculty of Agriculture and the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu Univercity was held at Hanoi Agricultural Univercity, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, on November 7, 2003. The title of the workshop was "Concernation of Soil and Water in Agriculture in the Red RIver Basin". Seven oral ind one poster presentations were presented. The oral presentations covered the following topics:pollution of underground water by inorganic nitrogen through intensive agricultural production and livestock raising in the Red River delta, Vietnam, and in the Kasanohara Plateau, lovated in the center of the Osumi peninsula of Kagoshima prefecture; pollution of vegetables and water by pesticide residues in Ha Noi; morphological features and some physical and chemical proprties of grey degraded soil, one of the problem soils in the Red River delta; effeciency on water management and fertilizer application to spring rice in the Red River delta; and environmental effects on land use and planning. These topics are those urgently solved in the field of soil science in the Red River basin. Before the joint workshop, an excursion to Sa Pa, Lao Cai province, was carried out to observe land use and agricultural production in the hilly and moutainous region of northern Viet Nam. In addition, we visited to hamlets of minorities and got information on popuration census through interview to staffs at the People's District Committee of Sa Pa. The military and historical museums, a public market in the downtown area, and one Confucius and two Buddhist temples in and around Ha Noi were visited to understand culture and history of Viet Nam and the religious mind of Vietnamese people.