The Department of Cooperatives and Rural Development (DCRD) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and non-government organisation Good Neighbors International (GNI) signed a cooperation agreement yesterday, hoping to introduce new farming methods and the agricultural products value chain to remote areas.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc paid a visit to farmers in Hải Hậu District, the northern province of Nam Định, encouraging them to promote agricultural production and tree planting.
Hà Nội produces some 250,000 tonnes of organic vegetables every year but more than 95 per cent of this is sold to traders and at wholesale markets instead of being sold at supermarkets.
Việt Nam has planned to have 500 hi-tech agricultural cooperatives and to increase the high-tech farming production value by five times by 2020.
Việt Nam’s fruit and vegetable exports reached a record $3.5 billion for year-on-year growth of 43.02 per cent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VinEco, the agriculture arm of VinGroup, expects to expand its distribution network three times to more than 3,500 supermarkets and convenient stores in 2018, a source from VinEco said.
The Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds) area in the Mekong Delta, known for its agricultural prowess, is in need of major agricultural reform to reach its true potential, experts have said.
Creating efficient supply chains for safe farm produce is essential to guarantee sales as well as ensure quantity and quality, delegates told a seminar in HCM City yesterday.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng lauded the contributions of Vietnamese veterans to national defence and construction, urging them to continue their role in protecting the fruits of the revolution.
The 11th National Congress of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth (HCYU) opened in Hà Nội yesterday, drawing 999 delegates representing millions of the union’s members nationwide.