16:38 (GMT +7) - Monday 17/12/2018

EDITOR LETTER

   After ten years of implementing Resolution No. 26-NQ/TW of the 10th Party Central Committee’s 7th Plenum, GDP in agriculture has increased by an average of 2.66 per cent annually and agriculture exports are now ranked second in Southeast Asia and 15th in the world. 

   The application of science and technology has contributed significantly, helping to bolster output and contributing more than 30 per cent of added value in agricultural production. The chain-linking model continues to be innovated to be more in line with the market mechanism.

   Agriculture is developing comprehensively on the basis of promoting the country’s advantages, according to the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission. Vietnam’s agricultural products are available in nearly 200 countries and territories worldwide, with export turnover expected to reach a record $40 billion this year. More importantly, farmers and businesses firmly believe that they can live well and become wealthy from farming. 

   Our Cover Story this month looks at the reasons behind the growth in the agricultural sector as well as how investors are expanding their operations. Industry experts also share their advice on tackling challenges in the sector. 

   Clean production is now high on the agenda. There are 1,575 establishments that have been granted VietGAP certification, while 33 localities have adopted organic farming models. Many businesses have decided to apply high technology in productivity and pursue organic production. 

   After five years of restructuring and ten years of implementing Resolution No. 26, a large and high-quality market has been established. The problem in the years to come is changing the growth model and applying science and technology, especially in the context of Industry 4.0. 

   The Prime Minister has directed the implementation of a vision to put Vietnam among the top 15 agricultural countries in the world over the next decade. It will not be an easy journey, but is certainly not impossible.

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Professor Dao Nguyen Cat, Editor-in-chief

Mr Nguyen Quoc Uy, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Head of Department of International Publications

Ambassador Nguyen Phu Binh, Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Ms. Ta Thu Trang, Managing Editor

Mr. John Harding, English language Editor

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