The online briefings on Farmer’s Union work and farmer movements of the emulation group number 2: Continue to grasp disadvantages and advantages in agricultural production and peasant life
20:32 - 26/06/2020
(VNFU ePortal) – In the afternoon of June 26th, in Hanoi, Vietnam Farmers’ Union organized an online briefing for the Farmers’ Union work and farmer movement in the first 6 months of 2020 of the second emulation group with following cities and provinces: Hanoi, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Tri. The First Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union Luong Quoc Doan chaired the Conference.

The First Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union Luong Quoc Doan
chaired the Conference

On the opening speech, the First Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) Luong Quoc Doan asked the provinces and cities to focus on analyzing and discussing a range of topics, including: the situation of agriculture, farmers and rural areas; appraisal of outstanding results in the work of the Union and farmer movement in the first 6 months of 2020; The Union’s participation in supervising the support package of VND 62,000 billion; the operation of the Farmers’ Union activities in the context of Covid-19 pandemic; the implementation of Regulation 212 of the Secretariat on organizing the apparatus of provincial and city Farmers’ Unions; the implementation of Directive No.1 of the Central Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union on praising typical farmers, the conference of complimenting excellent farmers in production and business; main directions, tasks, proposals of provincial and city Farmers’ Unions; summarizing the implementation of Conclusion 61, Decision 673, 20 years of implementing Directive 59.
According to Chairman of Hanoi Farmers’ Union (HNFU) Le Trong Khue, in the first half of the year, the City Farmers’ Union focused on propagating the Party Congress at all levels and the meaning of the Patriotic Emulation Congress; promote the formation of professional groups and branches under the Farmers’ Union, which are now reaching 25 new groups established, bringing the total number of professional groups to 199 and a new branch established; 152 collective economic models built, bringing the total number of collective economic models to 857.
In the context of Covid-29 pandemic, HNFU has proposed to Hanoi People’s Committee to reschedule loans, support pig repopulation, increase by 500,000 pigs in the near future to meet the demands of citizens.       

In the last six months of 2020, HNFU followed the plan closely, focusing on activities to compensate for the time of social distancing, in addition to overcoming the consequences of Covid-19, the Farmers Union propagandized members and farmers to be on the alert for the pandemic, continue to promote the development of agricultural economy.
Mrs. Tran Thi Tuyet Huong, Chairman of Hung Yen Farmers’ Union said: This year, litchi and longan have good harvests, farmers have built the main litchi brand (old litchi) of the province with 16 fruits / kg. This is a precious fruit, sold at a high price, which are bought in the garden at the unit price of 70,000 VND/kg, but the output was still low. In the coming time, the provincial Farmers’ Union will replicate this model.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the province's agricultural exports were delayed, such as bananas, medicinal herbs, flowers, ornamental plants, and poultry. At the same time, a number of workers who did not sign contracts, non-agricultural workers ... have their employment ceased. Thanks to the support package of VND 62,000 billion, people have been very excited, that lead to a rising trust among members and farmers.
In order to support the people, the provincial Farmers’ Union has mobilized over 200 million VND to transfer to the Fatherland Front Committee and the district affected by the pandemic; printed 16,000 leaflets to propagandize the prevention and control of the pandemic. District Farmers’ Union and grassroot level have mobilized over 800 million VND including necessities. The above activities were awarded certificates of merit to 7 collectives and 4 individuals in the Farmers’ Union by the Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee.
In the last six months of 2020, Hung Yen Farmers’ Union propose that Central Committee of VNFU promulgate official documents so that the provincial Farmers’ Union can base on and advise the provincial Steering Committee of Conclusion 61, Decision 673 implementation to issue the plan of review in August 2020.
Vice Chairman of Thai Binh Farmers’ Union (TBFU) Bui Thi Nga shared: After Covid-19 pandemic is well controlled, there are models of farmers who sold their products via facebook including Dong Xuyen Livestock Cooperative, Tien Hai District which sold 10,000 ducks. In addition, the Provincial Farmers’ Union cooperated with other departments, agencies, unions and businesses to support farmers to build successful pilot models such as BC15 rice production model of ThaiBinh Seed Group Joint Stock Company.

From now to the end of this year, TBFU will inaugurate the monument "Uncle Ho with the farmers" and the Uncle Ho house of worship to celebrate 130 years of founding the province; coordinate with the provincial Department of Mass Mobilization to pay monthly visit to a model of effective public relations.
According to the Chairman of Nam Dinh Farmers’ Union (NDFU) Nguyen Hung Manh, the Farmers’ Union at all levels have participated in supervising the target groups that were paid in compensation for the impact of Covid-19 pandemic; accordingly, there was no case of wrong beneficiary. In the near future, NDFU will deploy and direct all levels to consider 2020 to be a year for the rural environment, processing rural waste into organic fertilizer and building a bright spot on the rural environment.

Online conference with the line set at VNFU office

Chairman of Ninh Binh Farmers’ Union (NBFU) Dinh Hong Thai said: In the first 6 months of this year, all levels of the Union in the province have achieved 7 great results such as: since Covid-19 quarantine area was set up at the office of Center for Vocational and Support farmers of the provincial Farmers’ Union, officials and staff have participated in pandemic prevention activities; 2 new safe agricultural product stores launched, bringing the total stores to 23; 3 environmentally friendly tourist sites built; invest 4 billion VND for 8 models of organic driven production...
Currently, 70 communes in the province have been trained to use bio-products to process straw after harvest, stop old practice of straw burning. NBFU also strengthens the chain of safe agricultural stores, and will soon establish more shops in towns, industrial zones…
NBFU Chairman Dinh Hong Thai proposed that the Central Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union make proposals to the Government to direct ministries, departments and branches to promulgate a circular guiding the implementation of agricultural insurance; issue a decree on land accumulation for agricultural production.
On the closing speech, VNFU First Vice Chairman Luong Quoc Doan highly agreed with the results of the first 6 months of the group; at the same time, he answered and acknowledged some recommendations of the provinces and cities. From now to the end of the year, the Standing Vice Chairman recommended the emulation group to continue to thoroughly and firmly grasp the difficulties and advantages in agricultural production, lives of members, farmers and the Union’s activities; supervise the reimbursement of the 62,000 billion VND support package related to farmers; support farmers to resume their production; continue to implement 3 Resolutions of the Central Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union; focus on building professional groups and branches; improve membership quality...

Kim Quang - translated by Ngoc Anh
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