Hoa Binh’s safe farm produce promoted in Ha Noi
The Ha Noi Promotion Agency (HPA) and Hoa Binh Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday signed an agreement to promote the distribution of safe farm produce of Hoa Binh Province in the capital city.
Accordingly, HAP would provide support to farmers and enterprises in Hoa Binh to connect with distributors in Ha Noi as well as in enhancing quality of farm produce in the northern province.
Nguyen Gia Phuong, HPA’s Director, said that connecting with other provinces to supply agricultural products for Ha Noi was important as the capital city had huge demand and now had to buy around 50-60 per cent from other provinces.
HPA recently launched the website nongsangantoan.gov.vn to introduce safe agricultural products and connect producers, distributors and consumers.
Hoa Binh had huge demand for developing safe farm produce but the consumption in Ha Noi remained modest due to the lack of a distribution system. It was estimated that only around 20-30 per cent of farm produce in the province was sold in Ha Noi.
Vuong Dac Hung, deputy director of Hoa Binh Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the northern province had major agricultural products such as orange, grapefruit, sugarcane, pork, chicken and fish.
Nearly 80 hectares for farm produce in the province had VietGap certificates.
However, Hung said that finding distribution channels for Hoa Binh Province’s farm produce remained difficult. Price fluctuations also caused problems for farmers.
Hung added that it was necessary for the province to develop large-scale farm production in association with distribution channels.
A representative from BigC supermarket said that farmers and producers in the province must focus on enhancing product quality and transparency in product origin to gain consumer trust.
Hoa Binh targeted to have 12,000 hectares of farming area for fruit with an output of 30,000 tonnes by 2020, together with 7.5 hectares for sugarcane cultivation with an output of 53,000 tonnes, 10,000 tonnes of fish and 5.2 million chickens. By 2025, the outputs were expected to increase by 30 per cent.