|Nguyễn Đức Chinh takes care of his organic plants. — Photo kinhtedothi.vn
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Đức Chinh, owner of Gen Xanh Farm in Phúc Thọ District, Hà Nội, had studied and worked abroad for many years, but he still decided to return to his homeland with a passion to bring the knowledge about agriculture he had learned to build an organic production model that both protects the environment and is good for the health of consumers.
“The abuse of pesticides and chemical fertilisers will lead to poisoning,” Chinh said. "I have decided to invest in organic production, without using any pesticides, so it is very safe for consumers."
Given the need to protect consumers' health, many organic and clean agricultural production models have appeared in localities across the country.
In addition to the development of ecological agricultural production models, the city’s traditional craft villages have also boldly invested in clean production processes for the health of consumers.
Agricultural development is one of the most important tasks in the country's socio-economic development strategy. Ecology agriculture, the application of advanced science and technology, and quality improvement have been identified as sustainable directions for Việt Nam's agriculture sector.
The growth rate of industry and rural services is expected to reach an average of over 10 per cent per year and the average income of rural people in 2030 will increase by 2.5-3 times compared to 2020.
Nguyễn Đức Long's family in Hồng Hà Commune, Đan Phượng District, Hà Nội has been producing rice-made alcohol for 10 years, as the family's product was recognised as meeting OCOP (One Commune, One Product) standards.
The Prime Minister’s OCOP programme has actively contributed to economic development and increased income for rural people on the basis of promoting the potential of rural industries and tourism services of localities.
Hùng Vương General Hospital in the northern mountainous province of Tuyên Quang has invested in building safe agricultural production farms with the goal of ensuring 100 per cent of patients, caregivers, and more than 1,000 medical staff can use clean and safe products.
Currently, the hospital has 20 hectares of agricultural land to grow vegetables, and raise pigs, chickens and fish in the direction of clean and organic agriculture.
General Director of Hùng Vương Hospital Nguyễn Văn Học said that the investment in clean agricultural production by the hospital has received the praise of private hospitals in the region, the medical staff, patients and their families.
This model has also spread in Tuyên Quang Province and the neighbouring province of Phú Thọ.
Việt Nam was one of the leading exporters of agricultural, forestry and fishery products in the world with a value of more than US$48 billion in 2021. — VNS