President Trần Đại Quang meets with 68 people who are representatives of outstanding cooperatives and cooperative groups, along with farmers with inventions in agricultural production in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
HÀ NỘI – President Trần Đại Quang has said he is impressed with the farmers who have turned their on-field experience into valuable ideas and useful equipment to improve their farming activities.
He made the compliment while meeting 68 people who are representatives of outstanding cooperatives and cooperative groups, along with farmers with inventions in agricultural production in Hà Nội yesterday.
They are set to be honoured at a ceremony later the same day, which coincides with the 71st founding anniversary of Việt Nam’s agriculture and rural development sector.
President Quang highly valued effective activities of cooperatives and cooperative groups as they have connected farmers’ production outcomes with businesses and the market, thereby ensuring sustainable agricultural production and improving the competitiveness of Vietnamese farm produce.
The industrialisation and modernisation of agriculture and rural areas are important tasks during the industrialisation, modernisation and international integration of the country, he said, assuring the Party and States’ attention to this issue.
He expressed his hope that the delegates will continue promoting their attainments and become the most active factor in the common efforts to successfully realise the Party and State’s policies on agriculture, farmers and rural areas.
Việt Nam’s agricultural products have been exported to more than 160 countries around the world. Exports of these commodities have approximated US$30 billion in recent years, and reached $26.4 billion between January and October of 2016.
There are about 11,000 cooperatives, 56,000 cooperative groups and 18.3 million farming households nationwide at present. — VNS