PM urges agriculture sector to improve farmers’ living

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the agriculture sector to better policies and mechanism in 2016 and next period of 2016-2020 to increase management competence and improve farmers’ living condition.

The PM said at an online meeting to review last year’s mission and implement for 2016 plan of the agriculture sector. The meeting presided by the Prime Minister was held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on January 5 in Hanoi.

Lauding the achievement which the sector has  gained in the period of 2011-2015 contributing greatly to the country’s general  achievement, the PM said that though the sector faced difficulties, it still achieved great accomplishment and maintained annual average growth rate of 3.1 percent; accordingly it over-fulfilled the plan set by the Party congress.

PM Dung expected the sector to develop good initiatives and resolve its shortcoming and weaknesses to bring new face for countryside districts and better remote residents’ living condition.

The sector needs to increase the effectiveness of the government’s new rural plan of which focuses on improve residents’ living condition, using effectively the state budget and social contribution on building traffic infrastructure and perfect policies and mechanism to encourage investors to pour money into the sector to offer jobs to local laborers, aiming help a better inhabitants’ economic condition.

In addition, the sector has to have plan for disaster prevention and supporting people in disaster-struck areas.  The sector must be aware of food safety and agricultural material management. The agriculture sector has set its target of US$31 billion from export.

At the meeting, Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat said that the sector’s goal for  2016 and the period of 2016-2020 is to develop the sector sustainably, satisfy the local demand and increase export.

The sector strives for the sector’s GDP of 3-3.5 percent and production value increase by 3.5 – 4 percent. The sector will achieve US$31 billion from agricultural, forestry and fisheries export in 2016 and US$39-40 billion by 2020.  More trees will be planted in the country; more communes in countryside will complete on the government's new rural development plan.  

By Van Phuc – Translated by Uyen Phuong

Other news