Programme honours outstanding Vietnamese farmers throughout 30 years of Doi Moi

NDO – Nearly 90 farmers with significant achievements in the fields of agriculture and rural areas were honoured and presented with the “Outstanding Vietnamese farmers in the 30 years of Doi Moi (Renewal)” title during a programme held in Hanoi on October 14.

The event was part of the activities to mark the 87th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Farmers’ Association (VFA) (October 14, 1930-2017).

Among the attendants were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man.

Addressing the programme, PM Phuc praised the significant achievements attained by the farmer class over the past few years, affirming that Vietnamese peasants are a crucial force in the country’s development process.

The nearly 90 honourees were exemplary farmers who are creative in production, whilst also daring to think and act he said, stating that their achievements have contributed to polishing the long-standing tradition of industriousness of the Vietnamese nation.

The PM emphasised that amid numerous challenges posed to agricultural business and production in the context of globalisation, the Party and State have always worked out policies to provide timely support for farmers.

He asked the VFA to promote its representative role and care for the legitimate rights and interests of peasants, whilst also calling on business owners, who are farmers, to continue contributing their creativity towards developing the national agricultural sector and building an increasingly rich, beautiful and civilised Vietnamese country.

Lai Xuan Mon, President of the VFA, noted that the programme aimed to recognise and applaud the significant achievements in agricultural production, gained by the 87 exemplary farmers, who have strong will and innovative thinking; are willing to face with difficulties and challenges; and have legitimate aspirations to grow rich and contribute more to the country.

Marking 87 years of its existence, the VFA organised an array of activities, such as a national conference gathering 300 exemplary farmers in agricultural business and production, a national press award on Vietnamese farmers, a workshop on startups among farmers, a conference discussing measures to boost the application of high technology in farming production, and a Vietnamese farmer forum.

The programme has been held annually by the VFA Central Committee, in collaboration with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, since 2013. This year, on the basis of 137 nominations submitted by 63 cities and provinces, a total of 87 farmers with significant achievements in the country’s 30 years of Doi Moi were selected for the “Outstanding Vietnamese farmers of 2017” title.



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