(VNFU Website) – September 16, 2016 at Hanoi's Vietnam–Soviet Friendship Labour Cultural Palace, Vietnam Farmers’ Union organized a ceremony to honour 153 outstanding agricultural products in 2015 and awarded “The golden hearts for the Vietnamese peasantry”. This is the third years of the Ceremony organized.
Mr. Lai Xuan Mon, Member of Central Party Committee, Chairman of Vietnam Farmers’ Union, Mrs. Truong Thi Ngoc Ansh, Vice Chairwoman of the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front attended, the ceremony also participated by representatives of the ministries, departments, enterprises and farmers.
After the Central Organizing Committee of Vietnam Farmers’ Union launched extensive programs in 63 provinces and cities, hundreds of agricultural products submitted for nomination. The Organizing Committee of the Provincial Farmers’ Union and Cities selected 189 typical products and send 81 agricultural products, 80 processing products and 28 services units to the Central Organizing Committee for final selection.
Based on the reviews and comments from consumers through the internet, finally, 153 outstanding agriculture products were selected for the year 2015 at three groups: 68 agriculture products, 25 service providers and 60 processing products, in which, 31 products were horned for the third times. These products are of high-quality, meeting the demand of food safety and greatly contribute to raising products’ values and promoting sustainable development of the products. The ceremony was also a forum for individuals, organizations, enterprises to exchange and introduce new products and technology to the community.
Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of Vietnam Farmers’ Union Lai Xuan Mon emphasized that the program not only honoured outstanding agricultural products but also offered an opportunity for individuals, organizations and enterprises to expand their cooperation, as well as to introduce their latest products and technological advances to the community.
The event was also considered a bridge connecting the products of farmers, the State, scientists and enterprises with consumers, promoting the comprehensive development of Vietnamese agriculture towards modernization. The program was expected to help farmers thoroughly grasp the standpoint and line of the Party and the policies and laws of the State on agriculture, farmers and rural areas, as well as to encourage them, scientists and enterprises to be more creative in producing, processing and consuming agricultural products.
At the ceremony, VNFU also awarded "The Golden Hearts for the Vietnamese peasantry " for donors co-operated with Vietnamese farmers for a modern agriculture, sustainable development and the prosperity of farmer and rural in Vietnam.
By Mai Huong