PM holds dialogue with farmers
10:09 | 09/04/2018

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a dialogue with farmers, held in Hai Duong city on April 9, aiming to remove difficulties for Vietnamese peasants in their agricultural production.

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The attendants includes Truong Thi Mai, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization; Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam; representatives from the ministries, departments, sectors, and businesses; leaders of 63 provincial-level farmers’ associations around the country; and experts and scientists in the area of agriculture. 

During the dialogue, farmers directly exchanged views with the PM on the major issues in the field of agriculture and rural areas, such as outputs for farm produce, the shifting of the agricultural structure, the management of food safety and hygiene, the quality of agricultural materials, capital, and the farm land.

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Viet Nam’s agricultural sector has been constantly growing over recent years, with the country’s agro-forestry and fishery exports reaching a record high of more than US$36 billion in 2017, resulting in a trade surplus of over US$8.5 billion. This year, the sector has set a target of US$40 billion in its export revenues.

The miracle that Viet Nam has become a leading exporter of agricultural products is thanks to the unceasing efforts and creativity of 11 million farmer households and 24 million direct laborers throughout the country.

However, in addition to the achievements, Viet Nam’s agricultural sector is still facing numerous difficulties and challenges. The situation of scattered production still remains popular, while the productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness remain low, alongside the passiveness in production and the lack of close connections following the value chains.

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The dialogue offers a useful and significant platform for the Government to directly hear the aspirations of farmers and explore their difficulties and obstacles, thereby taking relevant measures to facilitate their productions and promote the creativity of farmers in the context of extensive global integration.

* On the same morning, ahead of the conference, PM Phuc visited and presented gifts to the family of war invalid Tran Quoc Hanh in Hai Duong province’s Gia Loc district, while visiting the Hung Viet fruit and vegetable processing, packaging and preserving establishment, an outstanding production model of farmers in Hai Duong.

                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu

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