VNFU to organize Conference for honoring good production and business farmers, and finding ways for farmers to start their own business
09:12 - 12/09/2017
(VNFU Website) – On September 8th, VNFU organized a press conference to announce the 5th Conference for honoring good production and business farmers and Discussion on ways for farmers to start their own business in Hanoi. Member of Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of VNFU, Mr. Lai Xuan Mon hosted the press conference.
 

The “Conference on ways for farmers to start their business” will be held by VNFU in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology and PetroVietnam Camau Fertilizer Co., JSC (PVCFC) at 1:30 pm on September 18th at International Convention Centre (11 Le Hong Phong St, Hanoi). There are 300 good production and business farmers, 20 farmers owing significant startup models and ideas, and many managers, scientists, entrepreneurs and investment funds participating in this event.


During the event, there are going to be a discussion session called “Ways for farmers to start their business”. Experts and representatives of some startup models will discuss and share about three major subjects (Hi-tech agricultural startup; farm models integrated with tourism and polyculture in production chain; agricultural product processing and supply models) and clear up difficulties of production and business for participants.


This is an event which is organized in order to respond to the National Startup Movement, orients and supports agricultural startup projects, promoting creative thinking and new ideas of farmers across the country.


The conference is also scheduled to comprise a session for the report on the current state of the Farmers’ Startup Movement and honoring 10 excellent and 10 significant startup models. These models are selected from 43 qualified profiles recommended by city/provincial FUs and evaluated by expert board (43 qualified profiles are selected by Organizing Committee among 90 profiles from 51 out of 63 provinces/cities).


The 5th Good Production and Business Farmers Conference (2012-2017) is to take place on September 19th at Cultural Palace, Hanoi. At the event, outstanding individuals of the movement will be honored. There are going to be 300 good production and business farmers representing 3.5 million good production and business farming households across the country.


Good production and business farming households have been creating jobs for over 11 million local labors including 3.5 million labors with regular jobs, over 7 million labors with seasonal jobs, etc., and supporting capital, seedlings, breeding animals, production experience for more than 8.2 million farmers. The movement has helped over 200 thousand farming households get out of poverty and become prosperous. It has also encouraged good production and business farming households to build thousands of shelters and help over 1 million poor households develop.

 
Annually, the average number of farmers enrolling for the good production and business farmer title is over 6.2 million (41.33%) out of 15 million farmers nationwide. The number of households with the income reaching 100-under 200 million dong is over 2.2 million households, 200-under 300 million dong is over 775 thousand households, 300-under 500 million dong is over 340 thousand households, and over 1 billion dong is over 27 thousand households, which increased 5 times compared with the term of 2007-2012.


At the press conference, the leader of VNFU had answered all of the questions from reporters about resolutions to encourage and support farmers to start their own business and explained the main reasons why farmers are still not stepping up to invest in production and enrichment.


Addressing at the event, Member of Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of VNFU, Mr. Lai Xuan Mon stated: “The conference on summing up the good production and business farmers movement has been around for 27 years. It has major impact on the politics, economy and society. However, this year, the event will have a few changes. “At this year’s conference, new tasks and resolutions for the next 5 years will be pointed out: If we only used to focus on small-scale agricultural development in the past, now is the time to pay attention to large-scale production models; lead farmers towards cooperative production between farmers and farmers, farmers and enterprises, farmers and cooperatives; and improve product quality and value chain. And then from that basis, we will lead farmers towards professionalism in the integration era with the 5G target”, Chairman Lai Xuan Mon said.

 
Thanh Hue - translated by Hoa Mai
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