Unlocking Agricultural Potential

10:08:29 AM | 4/12/2020

With the effort to overcome difficulties and unlock local potential and strengths, Thai Nguyen province has successfully modernized and sustained agricultural production and increased agricultural values to contribute more to socioeconomic development.

Tapping local advantages

Thai Nguyen has a lot of advantages for development of agriculture, forestry and fishery. Its soil, climate and weather are fit for various crops and animals of high economic value, particularly tea, livestock and poultry.

To utilize local advantages, the agricultural sector has restructured itself, focusing on major plants and animals such as tea, livestock and poultry. The province has focused on developing large-field production areas to enhance of safety and organicity in farming, scale up scientific and technical progress application to production and processing together with brand building and development of key products and those in the One Commune One Product (OCOP) program to gradually unlock local potential advantages in agricultural production.

Specifically, Thai Nguyen has become a leading tea producer in the country by acreage, productivity, output and average revenue per acreage unit. The local tea continues to affirm its position as the “most famous tea” with well-packaged high-quality products in both domestic and international markets. Many tea products won high prizes at international competitions and were used as official gifts for APEC events in 2017.

Cattle and poultry farming develops rapidly on a larger scale and toward biosafety. Currently, Thai Nguyen has the second largest producer of poultry and cattle meat in the northern midland and mountainous region. The OCOP program has been effectively carried out. By the end of 2020, the province will have more than 50 OCOP products, including 5-star OCOP products or national OCOP products.

Accelerating agricultural restructuring and rural development

Promoting its achieved results, the local agricultural sector is determined to accelerate agricultural restructuring and new rural development in the 2021 - 2025 period. The province will raise awareness of the importance of agricultural restructuring and rural development, thus creating consensus among stakeholders.

Specifically, the province will carry out agricultural restructuring by strengthening chain linkages, sustaining development and building the new countryside with the focus on the province's key agricultural products, forming large-scale commercial agricultural production zones, forming safe and organic agricultural production and applying advanced technology.

The province will improve the quality and value of tea plants and tea products; encourage all economic sectors to invest in agriculture, forestry and fisheries; stimulate land consolidation and accumulation to facilitate large-scale and high-tech agricultural production; enhance the quality and effect of the National Target Program on New Rural Development.

Thai Nguyen province continues to execute Resolution 10-NQ/TU of the 19th Executive Board of the Provincial Party Committee on agricultural development. In particular, the locality will focus on building specific programs and projects for agricultural and rural development. Emphasis is placed on such projects as the Thai Nguyen key product development program in 2021-2025, with a vision to 2030; the collective economic development program in 2021-2025; the Thai Nguyen new rural development project in 2021-2025; and high-tech agriculture project in Tien Phong commune, Pho Yen town.

The province will improve cooperation between the agricultural and rural development sector and relevant agencies like the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Industry and Trade, the Department of Planning and Investment, the Department of Finance, Thai Nguyen University, and sociopolitical organizations to carry out agricultural and rural development tasks in the province.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum