Member of Party Central Committee, Chairman of Vietnam Farmers’ Union Luong Quoc Doan: Step by step guide farmers to digital transformation in agriculture
Reporting to Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of Vietnam Farmers' Union (VNFU) Luong Quoc Doan and the delegates at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Van Nhien – Chairman of An Giang provincial farmers’ union said: As of mid-November, regarding the Union’ work and peasant movement in 2021, many evaluation targets have been archieved (12/13 targets archieved and higher than expected plan, the remaining target of the growth of Farmer Supporting Fund has reached 94.64%).
In addition, implementing the Decision No. 212, An Giang provincial farmers’ union has streamlined its apparatus with 3 central focal points since July 1.
Up to now, the focal points has operated effectively, especially Supporting Center For Farmers that worked effectively during the recent Covid-19 outbreak. The Center focuses on supporting farmers in agricultural products consumption.
In the fight against Covid-19 epidemic, every commune has “Quick response team” of Commune Farmers’ Union. When a household needs support in buying-selling, Commune Farmers’ Union will work as supporting team. The provincial farmers’ union has organized 3 “charity bus” to support people in Ho Chi Minh city, Binh Duong, Dong Nai province and many “0-dong bus” to support local people.
Due to the epidemic situation, Farmers’ Union at all levels held the midterm review by online form with a high sense of responsibility.
In the coming time, An Giang Provincial Farmers’ Union will cooperate with Loc Troi group to guide good farmers to take the lead in digital transformation in agriculture; implement models that apply technology in agriculture; support collective groups to buy spray aircrafts; cooperate with Department of Industry and Trade to connect with e-commerce platforms; organize programs to support farmers to adapt with climate change, etc.
At the meeting, VNFU Chairman Luong Quoc Doan listened to many opinions of Farmers’ Union at districts, towns and cities of An Giang province about the difficulties caused by the prolonged pandemic; the price of fertilizers and pesticides has increased, the output of agricultural products, etc.
Speaking at the meeting, VNFU Chairman Luong Quoc Doan suggested that An Giang Provincial Farmers’ Union should focus on propagating and mobilizing farmer members to participate in branches and groups; building professional groups and clubs of good farmers in production and business; providing step by step guidance for farmers about digital transformation in agriculture.
An Giang provincial farmers’ union at all levels have more effectively implemented many supporting programs for farmers from Supporting Fund for Farmers, the fund from Bank for Social Policies, Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, etc.
On the occasion of the visit and working session, VNFU Chairman had presented 300 millions dong for members, farmers effected by Covid-19 epidemic in Cho Moi district, Phu Tan district and Tan Chau town.