Vietnam Farmers’ Union: Honor to 53 “Farmers’ Scientists”
17:49 - 31/12/2018
(VNFU Portal) – On the evening of 11 December, in Hanoi, Vietnam Farmers’ Union, Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Ministry of Science & Technology and Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations co-organized the first honor ceremony of “the Farmers’ Scientist” 2018. 

This is the first year Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) has given initiative to organize this honor ceremony to honor typical scientists who have made great contributions to agriculture and rural development, improvement of the farmers’ living standards and new rural building nationwide.
The ceremony had participation of Mr. Vo Van Thuong, member of the Poliburo, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of Central Propaganda and Education Commission; representatives of the ministries, departments, unions, agencies and enterprises at central level and in Hanoi; representatives of the international organizations, experts and scientists …
Speaking the opening ceremony, Mr. Thao Xuan Sung, Chairman of VNFU Central Executive Committee assessed that the honor ceremony of “the Farmers’ Scientist” was to recognize, assess and praise intellectuals and scientists who have made excellent contributions to agricultural development, new rural building and sustainable poverty reduction of the farmers; while encourage the scientists to continuously study, invent and apply their inventions to agricultural industrialization, farmers’ intellectualization, civilization and rural modernization.
“During the process of studying reforms and implementing reform guideline, officers and farmers are always a key force in agricultural development; in which the farmers’ Scientists are the ones making great and excellent contributions. With such spirit and responsibility, the scientists have studied and innovated to use machines, put down fertility properly, create new varieties and breeds, learn lessons and processes and shift time of flowering and harvest to bring the most values … Thereby, these initiatives have been applied in production and business by the farmers nationwide to obtain high productivity, quality and efficiency. The scientists’ creative works made good impressions on members and farmers of the VNFU, welcomed by the farmers and highly appreciated by the Party and State of Vietnam” – emphasized Mr. Thao Xuan Sung.
Mr. Vo Van Thuong, Member of the Poliburo and Mr. Thao Xuan Sung, Member of the Central Party Committee awarded Certificate and campaign medal to Scientist Nguyen Lan Hung.

Mr. Vo Van Thuong, Member of the Poliburo and Mr. Thao Xuan Sung, Member of the Central Party Committee congratulate the scientists to be honored at the ceremony.

Mr. Thao Xuan Sung further analyzed that in the fast and sustainable development of 4.0 industrial revolution, science and technology in agriculture in Vietnam must play a key role. It is time for the talent scientists for prosperous agriculture, rich farmers and civilized and modern rural building.
Mr. Pham Cong Tac, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology and Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Deputy Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development awarded Certificates and campaign medals to the individuals who have scientifical initiatives applied in effective production.


"Barefoot scientist” Nguyen Hong Chuong (Lam Dong Province) invented many useful products to serve
for agriculture.

After more than four months of deploying the program, to ensure subjective, scientific, public and transparent conditions, the first “Farmers’ Scientists” in 2018 was sequentially determined through council levels: Voting Council at grassroots (provincial, ministerial and sector level) and Central Appraisal Council.

From 63 files of the candidates in 49 provinces and cities of Vietnam, the Voting Council commented and selected carefully to honor 53 typical scientists.

Among 53 individuals to be honored this year, 21 scientists possess Doctorial Diploma and Scientific Doctor Diploma and have made many contributions to agriculture and farmers’ life. Especially, there are 14 typical “barefoot scientists”. They are farmers who have inventions and initiatives to be recognized and widely applied in the community with practical benefits for the society.
The first honor ceremony of “Farmers’ Scientist” 2018 is an important event in official activities of the seventh national congress of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (2018 – 2023) held from 11-13/12/2018 in Hanoi.
Ngoc Minh - Translated by My Linh
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