Vietnam Farmers’ Union – National Committee for Economy and Industry of Indonesia: Find to support farmers in production development
VNFU Vice- Chairman Luong Quoc Doan offers gift to representative of the National Committee for Economy and Industry of Indonesia mission
At the session, VNFU Vice-chairman, Mr. Luong Quoc Doan introduced agricultural situation, farmers, rural development and activities of VNFU.
He said that VNFU is a socio-political organization established 88 years ago under direct leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. The Union’s main duties are to propagandize and collect members; support the farmers for economic development; protect the farmers’ legitimate rights and benefits; and strengthen friendly relations with the farmer organizations in the world.
VNFU has closely organized with 4 levels (Central to grassroots) with more than 10 million members and farmers in 94 local units.
For past years, VNFU has collected many different financial resources from coordination with banks, farmer support fund, through signing coordinative programs with relevant departments and ministries; capital sources from Governmental and non-Governmental enterprises and organizations to support members and farmers in production development.
At present, VNFU is focusing on helping the farmers establish cooperatives and cooperative teams in agricultural production, and then assist the farmers in establishing models and scientific and technical transfers, deploy trade promotion activities and promote agricultural products. On annual basis, the Union organizes 4-6 Trade Promotion Fairs with about 1,200 kiosks in the localities. The below are some contents of main support source of VNFU to help the farmers increase incomes and stabilize life.
On behalf of the National Committee for Economy and Industry of Indonesia, Mrs. Hendri Saparini expressed her great pleasure with warm welcome of VNFU when the mission visited and discussed specific resources to help the farmers apply scientific and technical advances to agricultural production, improved productivity and high quality, contributing to push sustainable agricultural development in two countries.