|HCM City is set for a three-year pilot programme to insure cows raised for milk and meat. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — HCM City has sought the Government’s approval for a three-year trial in 2018-20 to insure cows raised for milk and meat.
Cow breeding is part of the city’s plans to develop agriculture, but the animals face risks of epidemics such as foot-and-mouth disease and anthrax.
The insurance programme is meant to ensure producers have peace of mind and reduce their risks.
It is also expected to help improve farmers’ awareness of modern production and farming methods.
The city subsequently plans to apply the insurance programme to rice and seafood. — VNS