Promoting the role of Vietnamese farmers in building new-type rural area development
05:25 - 24/02/2017
The role of farmers is a basis, on the one hand, for encouraging farmers to actively participate in economic, political, cultural, social activities; on the other hand, for finding solutions to continue upholding that role, contributing to early achieve the set goals.
Farmers are important human resources in agriculture development and building of new-type rural areas.

In the economy of Vietnam, farmers have always been associated with the field, cultivable land; are abundant and important human resources decisive to the success of building new-type rural areas. In recent years, thanks to the application of scientific and technical advances, farmers have turned out more agricultural products of high quality, better meeting the needs of domestic consumption and export. Thereby, their incomes have increased; they have had material accumulation; their lives have been stabilized, bringing about changes in rural areas and creating a basis for agriculture restructuring.
On the other hand, in agricultural development and building of new-type rural areas farmers are tremendous forces in economic restructuring of agriculture, striving to build a rational economic structure in the direction of land accumulation and application of high technology in agricultural production; building new-type cooperatives, large field acreage, large-scale farms; interest harmonizing interests of "four" stakeholders: entrepreneurs, scientists, farmers and the State; making policies to encourage rural youth startups. Ensure the advancement to large-scale production, maintain farmer’s land use rights in large fields, new-type cooperative, collective farms, joint stock production and service companies in rural areas, and strongly develop industry and provide services for production, business and new life of farmers in rural areas. Farmers are the major labor force in the field of agricultural production and a regular source of labor workforce for industry and services. Therefore, we can say, the process of strengthening the alliance between workers peasants with intellectuals helps farmers promote their role as the subject in industrialization and modernization of agriculture and rural areas.

In the building of new-type rural areas in recent years, vocational training for rural workers has received much attention and has achieved initial results. By the end of 2015, about 2.42 million people received vocational training of which about 1.02 million were trained in agriculture and 1.4 million received non-agricultural vocational training. Approximately 60,000 poor households had their members undergo vocational training hence they got rid of poverty; nearly 100,000 of them had jobs with incomes higher than the average incomes of their localities.
By Hoa Mai
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