Celebration Ceremony for 157 outstanding agricultural products of 2016:
Promoting the work, faculty and creativity of Vietnamese farmers
16:17 - 01/12/2017
(VNFU Website) – On November 28, the Central Organ of VNFU organized  a Ceremony for awarding outstanding agricultural products of 2016 at Au Co Art Center in Hanoi. It was the 4th event to be held. The highlight of this year’s event was that there were 25 outstanding products awarded four times consecutively and rewarded Certificates of merit of the VNFU Central Executive Committee.


The event was attended by member of the Politburo of CPV, Secretary of the Communist Central Party of Vietnam, Head of the Central Economic Commission, Nguyen Van Binh; Chairman of Vietnam’s Fatherland Front, Tran Thanh Man; Member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Chairman of the VNFU Central Executive Committee, Lai Xuan Mon and many other representatives of Ministries, sectors, enterprises of central level and Hanoi.

During his opening speech,Chairman of the VNFU Central Executive Committee, Lai Xuan Mon addressed that the celebration ceremony for outstanding agricultural, processed products and products for agricultural production was an annual event held by VNFU. It was the occasion for promoting and encouraging the work, faculty and creativity of Vietnamese farmers, cooperatives, enterprises directly making products with high productivity, quality and added value, and trusted by consumers, said he.

“With the tradition of solidarity, working hard, creativity, products that are celebrated today are created by farmers, enterprises, scientists, they are pride and encouragement to everyone. These products are going to spread out and motivate farmers, scientists and enterprises to continue cooperating with each other so as to form a force with a stable foundation so that the agriculture of Vietnam can change and develop to be more professional, modern, eco-friendly and sustainable; create more added value, Vietnamese signature high-quality agricultural products and then step by step take over domestic and international markets, integrate into the global economy”.

Member of the politburo of CPV, Secretary of the Communist Central Party, Nguyen Van Binh and member of CPV, Chairman of  of the VNFU Central Executive Committee, Lai Xuan Mon award owners of outstanding agricultural products of 2016.

Stepping into the 4th year, after the organizing committee of the event announcing about the program widely, there were hundreds of agricultural products nominated and evaluated. After the evaluation, the organizing committees of provincial and city FUs had drawn up a shortlist of 181 outstanding products representing 58 cities and provinces to submit to central level for final evaluation.

The Central Evaluation Board had worked hard and objectively to deliver the final list consisting of three categories  with 157 products to receive the title of outstanding agricultural products of 2016. They were 67 groups of agricultural products, 26 groups of products for agricultural production and 64 groups of processed products.  Particularly, among 157 agriculture products celebrated, there were 25 products received the title for 4 consecutive years.

Speaking at the ceremony, member of the Politburo of CPV, Secretary of the Communist Central Party of Vietnam, Head of the Central Economic Commission, Nguyen Van Binh highly appreciated the initiatve of VNFU to organize the event in collaboration with Ministries and sectors. He also acknowledged, praised and congratulated individuals and communities for their celebrated products, especially 25 products celebrated four times in a row.


“After 4 years of organization, the event has truly drawn attention of the society, received positive responses from enterprises, cooperatives and farmers across the country. It provides an opportunity to realize the fact that more and more outstanding agricultural products with high added valued are being produced nowadays. It’s also a practical event aiming to specify the mission “Bring into play the role of Fatherland Front and socio-political organizations, especially that of VNFU and business associations, in agricultural and rural development” which is indicated in the documents of the 12th National Congress of CPV”, Head of the Central Economic Commission, Nguyen Van Binh stated.

 
The Program “Celebration for outstanding agricultural products” aims to celebrate outstanding agricultural products of communities, organizations, individuals and especially those of farmers nationwide. It’s one of manyimportant activities organized to support the “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods” campaign.
An Phuc - translated by Minh Hue
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