Farmers’ Union and farmer members contribute to the building of industrialization and modernization of the country
According to experts and scientists’ opinion, Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) and the Vietnamese peasantry play an important role in the period of accelerating industrialization and modernization of the country until 2030, with a vision to 2045.
Chairman of VNFU Luong Quoc Doan delivered the opening speech at the workshop
On the afternoon of May 29, VNFU in collaboration with Son La province held a scientific workshop "Building VNFU and the Vietnamese peasantry in the period of accelerating industrialization and modernization of the country until 2030, with a vision to 2045" in Son La province.
Chairing the workshop were Mr. Luong Quoc Doan, member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of VNFU; Mr. Pham Tien Nam, Vice Chairman VNFU; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Cong, Vice Chairman of Son La Provincial People's Committee.
Also, there were representatives of ministries, agencies, scientists and leaders of FUs in the provinces/cities of Son La, Phu Tho, Tuyen Quang, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang and Quang Nam.
Enhancing the role and position of VNFU and the Vietnamese Peasantry
Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Luong Quoc Doan happily affirmed that in the series of OCOP Fruit and Product Festival events in 2022, the Prime Minister's Conference with farmers was held in Son La province, VNFU organized a scientific workshop on "Building up VNFU and the Vietnamese peasantry in the period of accelerating industrialization and modernization of the country until 2030, with a vision to 2045".
It is a fundamental step, creating a premise for the development of the Project "Building VNFU and the Vietnamese peasantry in the period of accelerating industrialization and modernization of the country until 2030, with a vision to 2045" and submit it to the Politburo for consideration and promulgation of a Resolution on VNFU and the Vietnamese Peasantry.
The workshop will further clarify the position, role and tasks of VNFU and the mission of the Vietnamese peasantry in the period of accelerating industrialization, modernization and international integration.
Solutions will be proposed to enhance and promote the role of the Vietnamese peasantry, the role of VNFU in the cause of industrialization and modernization of the country and deep integration into the world; sticking to the reality of the country, highlighting the problems that are posed to the Vietnamese peasantry and VNFU; deploying the document contents of the 13th Party Congress related to the strategy for agricultural and rural development; to the Vietnamese peasant class and VNFU.
Chairman of VNFU Luong Quoc Doan raised the issue that the process of accelerating industrialization, modernization and extensive international integration has had a great impact on the development of the country in general and the development of industries, organizations in particular, including VNFU, especially in the process of our Party and State promoting the implementation of the strategy of building a socialist rule-of-law State of Vietnam.
Farmers are the subjects in the agricultural and rural development
Speaking at the workshop, Vice Chairman of Son La Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Cong stated that at the moment Son La had 199 FUs with 2,045 FU branches and 186,850 farmer members, in which, 85% of FU branches are from good to excellent.
Accordingly, in order to enhance responsibility, thought of striving and determination in the building of FU and development of the peasantry, Son La province has issued a Resolution on policy support for branch leaders with a supporting level of at least 3.5 million VND.
Speaking at the workshop with the theme "Promoting the role of farmers in the development of agriculture and rural areas in Vietnam", Mr. Nguyen Van Tien, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Central Economic Commission stated that Mr. Decision No. 26-NQ/TU dated August 5, 2008 of the 7th Conference of the 10th Central Committee on agriculture, farmers and rural areas has identified farmers as the subject of the process of agricultural development and new countryside.
After 15 years of implementing the Resolution, agriculture, farmers and rural areas have developed rapidly and achieved many great achievements; farmers gradually master the process of agricultural and rural development; their incomes and living standards have been improved markedly.
It is necessary to keep focusing on training and communication to raise the farmers' awareness, qualifications and capacity towards comprehensive development, civilization, patriotism, solidarity, self-reliance, creativity, self-help for improvement, aspiration to build the homeland and country; to have advanced production organization, civilized lifestyle, social responsibility, respect for the law and protect the environment.
The State has the mechanisms and policies to ensure that farmers enjoy socio-economic development achievements and have access to services equivalent to the urban areas.
The guidelines and policies for agricultural and rural development must aim at the ultimate goal of comprehensively improving the mastery capacity, material and spiritual life of farmers, taking the interests of the people as the highest goal of all development orientations.
At the workshop, scientists and leaders of FUs in some provinces also presented on the solutions to support farmers to apply high technology in their production, processing, preservation and trading of agricultural products to 2030, with a vision to 2045; dissemincation and mobilization of farmers to apply new science and technology into their agricultural production; building a market for Vietnamese agricultural products in the context of international integration.