The VII National Farmers' Forum with the theme "Professional Farmers"
16:00 - 13/09/2022
(VNFU portal) - This morning (September 12), in Hanoi, VNFU in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development chair the VII National Farmers' Forum in 2022 with the theme: "Professional Farmer". The forum was organized by Rural Today /Dan Viet Newspaper in collaboration with Binh Dien Fertilizer Joint Stock Company, Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank).
Co-chaired at the Forum were: Mrs. Vo Thi Anh Xuan- Member of the Party Central Committee, Vice President of the Nation; Mr. Le Minh Hoan- Member of the Party Central Committee, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Luong Quoc Doan- Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Union, Chairman of VNFU, Mr. Nguyen Duy Hung - Deputy Head of the Central Economic Commission.

The forum was also attended by about 500 delegates. In which, there are representatives of leaders of the Party, State, ministries, departments, representatives of localities, FUs         at all levels, scientists, research institutes, enterprises... Especially, there are 300 farmer delegates who are the models representing the emulation movement in the whole country of good production and business farmers, uniting to help each other get rich and reduce poverty sustainably (in the period of 2017-2022).

Attending the Forum, the delegates will raise their opinions and suggestions to find the answer together for the question: what is a professional farmer and what farmers need to do to become a professional farmer? Besides, the forum focuses on clarifying important issues posed to farmers in the new period.

Specifically: Restructuring agricultural production; solve problems and limitations in capital, policies to promote the application of science and technology, vocational training for farmers, changing the production process to ensure output for agricultural products; policies to support farmers, agriculture and rural areas to build professional farmers - develop ecological agriculture, civilized farmers, modern rural areas...

Addressing the forum, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan affirmed: Agriculture always plays a particularly important role, being the backbone of the economy and ensuring national food security. Despite being heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, crises and conflicts in the world, in 2021, Vietnam agriculture still maintains its growth momentum, reaching 2.98% (higher than the average GDP of the whole country), export turnover of the whole industry reached a record of 48.6 billion USD. In the first 8 months of the year, export turnover reached 36.3 billion USD, with a trade surplus of 6.4 billion USD. 

Our countryside is developing in the direction of civilization, modernity and happiness. Up to now, more than 71% of commune-level and more than 39% of district-level units have been recognized for completing tasks and meeting new rural standards; 16 provinces have 100% of communes meeting new rural standards; many localities have built advanced new rural areas and new model rural.
“Those achievements is contributed with the participation of the whole political system and society under the leadership of the Party; efforts of the party committees and local authorities; the active and effective participation and contribution of the business community, especially the efforts and industrious, creative spirit of farmers. On this occasion, I warmly commend and congratulate the results, achievements and great contributions of 10.2 million member household farmers, of which 3.6 million members are farmers with good production and business, especially the delegates who came to the Forum today," emphasized Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.   
"The way to raise the problem and choose the topic "Professional Farmer" at the VII National Farmers Forum in 2022 is very timely and pratical, in order to concretize the implementation and put Resolution 19 in place” said Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.
According to Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan: This year's forum takes place in the context of the complicated developments, conflicts in the whole world and region, the risk of a global food and energy crisis. Domestically, we are focusing on recovery and develops socio-economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. Concretizing the 13th Party Congress, the 5th Central Conference approved Resolution No. 19-NQ/TW on agriculture, farmers and rural areas to 2030, with a vision to 2045; Resolution 20-NQ/TW on continuing to innovate, develop and improve collective economic efficiency in the new period. The Prime Minister issued Decision 150-QD/TTg, dated January 28, 2022 approving the Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development for the 2021-2030 period.

The guidelines and policies of the Party and State have determined: Agriculture, farmers and rural areas have a strategic position in the industrialization, modernization, national construction and defense. Farmers are the subject and center of agricultural development, rural economy and new rural construction. Comprehensively improving the material and spiritual life of farmers and rural residents is the highest goal in agricultural and rural development. 

The objective is to help Vietnamese farmers to develop comprehensively about civilization, patriotism, solidarity, autonomy, independence, creative innovation; to have the will and aspiration to contribute for the prosperity of the country; to achieve higher qualifications, have capacity to organize advanced production; to have a civilized lifestyle; to well understand social responsibility, law, and importance of environment protection; to enjoy the achievements of socio-economic development, gradually approach urban services.

It is expected that the Forum will have 2 discussion sessions: The first session with the topic "Promoting the linkage of farmers, enterprises, modern agriculture development"; The second discussion session with the topic "Farmer intellectualization - Views from practice and solutions".

Notably, the new feature of the VII National Farmers Forum in 2022 is that the topic focuses on the main subject of farmers instead of issues that farmers care about or problems that they face as in previous years.
The VII National Farmers Forum will be a place where farmers and experts and managers directly talk to each other, offer solutions to remove obstacles and difficulties, and promote the transformation process from agricultural production mindset to agricultural economic mindset.
According to the Organizing Committee, this year occurs the summarization of emulation movement of good production and business farmers, unite to help each other get rich and reduce poverty sustainably (in the period of 2017-2022), so VNFU decided to organize a National Farmers' Forum on this occasion to gather opinions of good farmers at all levels on current issues in agricultural and rural production; especially the content of building ecological agriculture and modern rural areas, building professional farmers in the spirit of the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress; problems posed on agriculture, farmers and rural areas.

At the same time, promote the linkages between farmers and enterprises, between farmers and farmers, enterprises and enterprises to promote agricultural and rural development in the spirit of the Resolution of the 5th Conference, Party Central Committee XIII.
Thuy Ha Translated by Thu Uyen
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