Outstanding Vietnamese farmers in 2019 honoured

Sunday, 2019-10-13 14:42:49
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The ceremony to honour outstanding Vietnamese farmers in 2019 (Photo: CPV)
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NDO - A ceremony was held on October 12 to honour outstanding Vietnamese farmers in 2019 on the occasion of the 89th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese Farmers Union.

Speaking at the event, Head of the Central Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai highlighted the worthy contributions of farmers and affirmed the significance of farmers, agriculture and rural affairs to national construction and defence.

She said the Vietnam’s historic achievements in the more than 30 years of Doi Moi and 50 years of implementing President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament have been greatly contributed by generations of farmers throughout the country.

Farmers currently account for 35% of the total workforce and are undergoing major transformations along with economic restructuring and a renewal of the growth model.

The Politburo member asked local governments to continue supporting farmers to have access to scientific and technological advances and to develop and replicate new production models and connect agriculture with the processing industry.

She also requested the Farmers Union to properly exercise its role of representing the legitimate interests of its members and acting as a bridge between the Party, State and farmers, strengthening the farmers’ confidence in the Party.