Better managing the production, trading and use of herbicides is an urgent task for Việt Nam and the world, said Hồ Xuân Hùng, head of the Vietnam General Council of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Pooling of land is needed to improve agricultural efficiency, but the Government also needs to have policies to safeguard the benefits of both farmers and businesses, a seminar on land pooling heard in HCM City on Monday.
An estimated 12.5 million people will be eligible for agriculture land tax exemption, leaving merely 77,000 people still subject to this tax.
Thirty-nine agricultural products and 40 outstanding companies were honoured at a programme displaying high quality agricultural products by the Việt Nam General Council of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Hồ Xuân Hùng, adviser to the National New Style Rural Development Programme, told newspaper Nông thôn Ngày nay (Countryside Today) about some key factors leading to the VNĐ10 trillion ($445.9 million) debt incurred during programme implementation.
Head of the Việt Nam General Council of Agriculture and Rural Development Hồ Xuân Hùng speaks to the Nông thôn ngày nay (Countryside Today) newspaper about food safety in Việt Nam