Phu Yen to restructure agricultural sector

December 25, 2020 | 10:24
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Restructuring the agricultural sector is one of six solutions for socio-economic development in 2020-2025 outlined at the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of Phu Yen province.
phu yen to restructure agricultural sector
The Minister of Planning and Investment visited the poultry and seafood breeding facility of Dac Loc Co., Ltd.

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), the agricultural restructuring has yielded promising initial achievements.

In 2016-2020 period, the value of agricultural products and farmers’ income have also improved.Farmers’ income has reached VND31.5 million ($1,370) per capita and the income in communes meeting the “New Rural” standard reached VND41 million ($1,780) per capita per year.

In 2015-2025, Phu Yen succeeded in building brands for numerous agricultural products, including fish sauce, ocean tuna, beef, and Tuyet Diem salt. In addition, the two products were recognised with geographical indication, namely O Loan oysters and Phu Yen lobster.

The DARD is co-operating with localities and cooperatives to implement the One Commune, One Product programme. This year, 18 applicants with 30 products registered to join the programme.

However, according to the department’s report, although there have been initial achievements in building brands for local products, they have yet to acquire high added value for these agricultural products.

Tran Huu The, Chairman of Phu Yen People’s Committee said that developing the agricultural sector with the direction of industrialisation and modernisation and building the chain will create key products with high value. Being one of the six solutions mentioned at the 17th Congress of the Communist Party, the planning plays a crucial role in promoting the province's socioeconomic development.”

The chairman said that the key factor in the success of the programme is social power. Numerous investors registered to develop large-scale agricultural projects in the province, however, so far almost all of these projects are stuck in the preparation period.

The chairman assigned the DARD to survey land and then advise local farmers on the most suitable seeding and cultivation methods.

The province invited expert delegations from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Science and Technology to survey and provide feedback and insights to complete the planning.

By Viet Huong

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