(HBO) – Authorities of Lac Thuy district in Hoa Binh province have paid special attention to developing clean agricultural production meeting VietGAP, GlobalGAP and organic standards, contributing to improving the quality and value of farm produce.
Truong Thinh Hi-tech Agriculture Investment JSC (Thong Nhat commune) invests in
growing Japanese Ichiba cantaloupe in accordance with GlobalGAP standards.
To ensure food safety, Lac Thuy district’s agricultural sector has implemented
many solutions to encourage local farmers to apply scientific and technological
advances in agricultural production to reduce production costs.
The district’s Division of Agriculture and Rural Development has regularly
coordinated with the sub-department of quality management of
agro-forestry-aquatic products to review agricultural production facilities
registered for VietGAP, GlobalGAP and organic certificates.
So far, the cultivation area certified with VietGAP and food safety standards
accounts for 32.5%, while the percentage of concentrated breeding
establishments certified with VietGAP makes up 8%.
Truong Thinh Hi-tech Agriculture Investment JSC (Thong Nhat commune) has
invested in growing Japanese Ichiba cantaloupe in accordance with GlobalGAP
standards. After two years, the model has brought outstanding economic
efficiency, with the rate of high-quality fruits reaching over 90%. Before
harvesting, each melon is checked for quality and sweetness, and stamped with
certificates of origin and traceability. Japanese Ichiba cantaloupeis
mainly sold in Hanoi and Hai Phong, and at clean fruit stores and
Nguyen Van Quang, a technician of the Truong Thinh Hi-tech Agriculture
Investment JSC, said to achieve a good yield and quality, the firm always pays
special attention to strictly ensuring technical standards related to water,
seed, and fertilizer during the crop.
In parallel with cultivation, cooperatives and households in Lac
Thuy district have also promoted the livestock industry in accordance VietGAP standards.
Notably, Trinh Van Tuan’s family in Phu Thanh commune, which specialises in
raising chickens, averagely provides 12 tonnes of product and 24,000 eggs per
Most of the products of livestock establishments and cooperatives in the
district have been sold at supermarkets and clean food stores in Hanoi, Hai
Phong, and Quang Ninh.
Vu Tien Sy, a member of Hai Dang hi-tech organic agriculture cooperative in An
Binh commune said, the fresh chicken product of the cooperative was recognised
as a provincial-level OCOP product. The cooperative provides about 63.7 tonnes
of chicken meat to the market every year, generating an average revenue of 30
billion VND, contributing to bringing stable incomes to its members.
Hoang Dinh Chinh, vice head of the Division of Agriculture and Rural
Development of Lac Thuy district, said clean agricultural production models
certified to meet VietGAP, GlobalGAP and organic standards, have helped better
the yield and quality of products.
To conquer demanding markets, farmers and businesses need to strictly comply
with commitments on quality and safety standards, and pay attention to
investing in packaging, design, and trademark registration to increase the
value of farm produce, he stressed./.
In 2023, the agricultural sector continued to affirm its role as a pillar of the economy amid economic difficulties. Along with positive signals from agricultural product exports, a lot of items under One Commune, One Product (OCOP) programme have affirmed their brands in the market. To date, the province has 158 products rated 3-4 stars. Particularly, eight products, which were awarded 4-star certification in 2023, are typical farm produce of the locality.
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In recent times, the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) has not only impacted the economic structure, the transferred technology and techniques, the improved labor productivity, but it has also affirmed its role as a "locomotives” pulling the province's export performance.
In late 2023, pomelo growers in Dai Dong hamlet, Ngoc Luong commune in Yen Thuy district; and Thanh Ha hamlet, Thanh Son commune in Luong Son district, received the GlobalGAP certificates for their products and exported the second batch of the fruit to the UK market.
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