Harvesting melons in a high-tech agriculture park in Bình Dương Province. The province held a conference on connecting supply and demand of farming products on October 31. Photo binhduong.gov.vn
BÌNH DƯƠNG – A conference on connecting supply and demand of agricultural, forestry and seafood products was held on Thursday in Bình Dương Province by the People's Committee of Bình Dương and the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The conference attracted more than 200 businesses, with some of them also showing off their farming products at 100 pavilions.
Speaking at the conference, Mai Hùng Dũng, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Bình Dương People's Committee, said the conference would create opportunities for cooperation among industrial and handicraft production enterprises, farm owners and cooperatives with distribution systems, retail groups and exporters.
They could meet directly to study products and cooperation methods for expanding markets at home and abroad.
With this conference, Bình Dương would establish, consolidate and develop links between manufacturers and suppliers with domestic and foreign distribution channels as well as show provincial products to domestic and international partners.
Nguyễn Lộc An, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Domestic Market Department, said Bình Dương has actively promoted consumption of local products and goods and has also encouraged and assisted small- and medium-sized enterprises to participate in the modern distribution system in the domestic market, including large retailers such as Saigon Co.op Mart, Satra, Vinmart, Big C and Aeon.
An said the province should create favourable conditions for the businesses to participate in international e-commerce platforms like the "Vietnam National Pavilion" programme. At this programme, Vietnamese-brand products will be directly distributed in foreign markets.
In addition, the manufacturing enterprises need to focus on updating investment information and upgrading services and quality to meet the needs of consumers. Distributing enterprises should have policies to prioritise consumption of domestically-produced goods, to give support to businesses and farmers in goods production, meeting domestic and international standards.
Bình Dương is one of the leading provinces in attracting investment and industrial development; in which industry, commerce and services account for 96 per cent of the provincial economic sector structure.
The agriculture has a small proportion but it is now developed under a modern trend with many high-tech agriculture projects creating branded products meeting VietGAP, GlobalGAP and organic certificates. - VNS