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Harvesting rice in Thoai Son District, An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Green production models have emerged in recent years in rural areas to meet the growing demand for public health.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all sectors of society for two years, but the agricultural sector has proven its role as a pillar of the economy and a national guarantee food safety.

Vietnam is now one of the world’s leading exporters of agro-forestry and fisheries, with over $48 billion in export earnings last year. He defined green production as the direction of sustainable development of agriculture.

Nguyen Duc Chinh, owner of Gen Xanh Farm in Hanoi’s Phuc Tho district, said chemical pesticides and fertilizers can lead to acute or chronic toxicity, so he decided to switch to organic methods.

Recognizing the importance of nutrition and food security, Hung Vuong General Hospital, based in the northern province of Phu Tho, has developed a 20 ha farm producing clean vegetables, pork, chicken and fish and safe to serve patients, caregivers and hospital staff.

Nguyen Van Hoc, chairman and general manager of Hung Vuong Hospital, said that although the scale of the farm is still small, its effectiveness has been recognized by other private hospitals, doctors and patients. Similar models at different levels have emerged in Phu Tho and Tuyen Quang provinces, and have also been applied by many hospitals across the country.

Many traditional craft villages are also changing their mindset and production processes in the name of public health.

Among the hundreds of households producing traditional rice wine in Hong Ha commune, Dan Phuong district of Hanoi, only one product made by Nguyen Duc Long’s family meets the standards of the One Commune, One Product program. (OCOP).

Long said to compete with rivals, it is necessary to comply with food safety requirements.

Strongly reforming agricultural production, developing ecological agriculture and boosting the application of scientific and technological advances to improve product quality and value have been identified as a sustainable development direction for Vietnam’s agricultural sector.

Resolution No. 19-NQ/TW, recently issued by the Party Central Committee, aims for the rapid, sustainable and efficient development of agriculture, while guaranteeing national food security, increasing agricultural production, protecting the environment and adapting to climate change.

In particular, the annual growth of industry and services in rural areas is expected to exceed 10% while rural income per capita will increase 2.5 to 3 times by 2030 compared to 2020./.


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