Exemplary farmers, cooperatives honored

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday in Hanoi held a ceremony to honor outstanding cooperatives and exemplary farmers who have initiatives.

Nguyen Thien Nhan visits a farm which grows safe vegetables in the central highlands province of Lam Dong (Photo: SGGP)

51 outstanding cooperatives selected by departments of agriculture and rural development in provinces were given credit for playing roles as bridges between farmers and enterprises.

Moreover, these cooperatives applied advanced technologies in business to get effectiveness, greatly contributed to the government’s rural plan and activities to benefit the community.

At the same time, the Ministry also praised 17 farmers who have initiatives to improve equipment and employee technologies in production for high efficiency.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan awarded certificates of merit and logo to representatives from cooperatives and farmers .

On the same day, in the Presidency Palace, President Tran Dai Quang lauded 68 exemplary farmers and cooperatives that contributed in improving agricultural produce competitiveness. The President stressed that farmers play important role in the country’s sustainable growth and industrialization.

By Lam Nguyen, Bao Minh – translated by Anh Quan

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