President impressed with farmers’ inventions

Sunday, 2016-11-13 21:34:42
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President Tran Dai Quang speaks at the meeting. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang has expressed his positive impression with the farmers who have turned their on-field experience into valuable ideas to design useful equipment which has significantly helped to improve their farming activities.

He made the compliment while meeting with 68 individuals who are representatives of outstanding cooperatives and cooperative groups, along with farmers who have come up with inventions in agricultural production in Hanoi on November 13.

They were honoured at a ceremony later the same day, which coincided with the 71st founding anniversary of Vietnam’s agriculture and rural development sector.

President Quang highly valued the effective activities of cooperatives and cooperative groups as they have connected farmers’ production outcomes with businesses and the market, thereby ensuring sustainable agricultural production and improving the competitiveness of Vietnamese farm produce.

The industrialisation and modernisation of agricultural and rural areas are an important task during the industrialisation, modernisation and international integration of the country, he said, assuring the Party and State's attention to the issue.

He expressed his hope that the delegates will continue promoting their attainments and become the most active factor in the common efforts to successfully realise the Party and State’s policies on agriculture, farmers and rural areas.

Vietnam’s agricultural products have been exported to more than 160 countries around the world. Exports of these commodities have approximated US$30 billion in recent years, and reached US$26.4 billion between January and October of 2016.

There are approximately 11,000 cooperatives, 56,000 cooperative groups and 18.3 million farming households nationwide at present.