That was reported the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development quoting data from HCMC Statistics Department at a conference yesterday.
Mr. Tran Ngoc Ho, director of the agricultural department, said that the city strives to have at least 30 communes meeting new rural standards this year. The remaining of 26 communes will meet the standards in the following year.
To obtain the targets, the agricultural industry must restructure in association with implementing the new rural development program, encourage farmers to concentrate on producing high quality, high tech and bio technology applied crops and provide job training to improve agricultural production value and income for farmers.
In addition, the industry should speed up safe vegetable production projects and mechanization to develop trade and production in rural areas.