Hi-tech farming production accelerated

December 06, 2022 8:58 PM GMT+7

VGP - The capital city of Ha Noi has set a target that hi-tech farm produce will account for 70% of its total agricultural products by 2025.

Hi-tech farming production accelerated - Ảnh 1.

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To that end, Ha Noi is implementing concerted solutions to attract resources to develop sustainable high-tech agriculture and export agricultural products to international markets.

The city has a number of high-quality agricultural products which have been shipped abroad such as Dai Thanh late-ripening longan in Quoc Oai district which has been exported to Australia and the US; and Van Duc safe vegetables in Gia Lam district exported to Taiwan (China) and the Republic of Korea (RoK). 

However, the raw material areas for export are still scattered and in small scale so the export output remains low.

Nguyen Ngoc Son, Deputy Director of the Ha Noi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) was quoted as saying that to ensure the standards of exported agricultural products, the city has granted eight codes for banana growing areas and eight for longan as well as four for packing facilities.

Ha Noi has evaluated and classified 1,649 products in line with the criteria of the One Commune One Product (OCOP) Program. 

Of the figure, 20 products are rated five stars, 1,098 recognized as four stars and 534 rated three stars. This is one of the great potential for businesses to sign contracts to export Ha Noi's key agricultural products to other countries.

To meet the demand and requirement of export markets, the cooperative has expanded the area of organic rice cultivation to over 50ha from 5ha in 2012, Nguyet said, adding that this model brings economic value up to three times higher than traditional farming methods.

High-tech agricultural production is the right direction which is not only suitable to the situation and world economic integration but also helps farmers secure stable output, sustainable agricultural development and environmental protection, he said.

Along with improving the quality of agricultural products, cooperatives also focus on building and developing brands for their products.

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the city has so far built brands for 40 farm produce, including Dai Thanh late ripening longan (Quoc Oai district); Boi Khe fragrant rice (Thanh Oai district); Van Nam banana (Phuc Tho district), Van Dinh duct (Ung Hoa district) and Ba Vi chicken (Ba Vi district).

Products with brands and clear origin are 15-20 percent more expensive than those without brand protection, the department said./.