Việt Nam honours 63 outstanding farmers

Update: October, 15/2018 - 12:00
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (second right) and chairman of the Việt Nam Farmers’ Union Thào Xuân Sùng (fourth right) awarded certificates of merit to outstanding farmers. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Farmers’ Union (VFA) on Sunday honoured 63 outstanding farmers of 2018 in a ceremony in Hà Nội.

The ceremony aimed to confirm and enhance the role and position of farmers in the process of building and protecting the nation, and their contribution during the country’s different periods of development.

It was also hoped that the ceremony would help discover and expand examples of outstanding farmers who have made excellent initiatives and technological innovations which could be applied widely and effectively.

It is the sixth year the ceremony has been organised.

The 63 farmers, five of them are female, come from different fields such as planting, breeding, farming and seafood breeding.

The outstanding farmers were chosen based on four criteria, including achievements in manufacturing and trading agricultural products, setting up new rural living lifestyle, and protecting the nation’s security and sovereignty and their scientific initiatives which can be applied widely and effectively in agriculture.

Speaking at the ceremony, chairman of the VFA Thào Xuân Sùng said that "Farmers play an important role in the country’s development, from mountainous to plain areas, from rural to suburban, from inland to border and island areas.

“I believe that the outstanding farmers’ pride today will be expanded to farmers across the country and create new motivation to urge the movement of manufacturing and trading for sustainable poverty reduction.”

The work of setting up new rural living lifestyles would also be stronger and more effective, he said. VNS