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30/12/2021 - 16:16

Long An: A bright spot to build a large-scale fields

Thanks to the initiative, flexibility and determination of all levels and sectors, in 2021, Long An will become the bright spot of the Mekong River Delta in building large-scale fields, creating specialized production areas, increase the value of agricultural products, increase incomes and improve people's quality of life.

The cooperatives and members enjoy many benefits when they join a large field

The cooperatives and members enjoy many benefits when they join large-scale fields

Many benefits when participating in large-scale fields

The purpose of building trade unions is to reorganize production on the basis of linkages between farmers and enterprises, cooperatives with processing and consumption of agricultural products; effectively carry out restructuring of the Agriculture sector in the direction of increasing added value and sustainable development in association with new-style rural construction; increasing incomes, improving people's quality of life, etc. Identifying this problem, every year, the Provincial Agriculture sector always sets plans and targets for building unions with the determination that next year will be higher than the previous year. 

As a result of 2021, the area of trade unions increased by 330 percent compared to 2020. Specifically, in 2021, the province built 505 unions, over 12,830 households participated with the implementation area of 46,282 hectares (reaching 92 percent), an increase of 32,262 hectares compared to 2020 (14,020ha). In which, the enterprises purchase area of  34,179 out of 46,282ha (reaching 74 percent). The bright spot in building quality unions in the province is the signing of the implementation of the coordination program between the Provincial People's Committee and Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company. Accordingly, Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company has many policies to support cooperatives to build unions.

Mr. Le Van Day (representative of Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company in Long An) said: "In 2021, implementing the coordination program between the Provincial People's Committee and Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company, it has built 239 trade unions with over 9,440 participating households, the implementation area is 20,399 out of 24,403ha registered (reaching over 83 percent), of which the company purchased 8,500 out of 20,399ha, accounting for 41.7 percent. When implementing the model, the company cooperates with districts and town to support 4 employees to act as directors for the cooperative, 1 person to act as deputy directors of the cooperative in order to strengthen high-quality personnel for the cooperative, and improve the capacity of techniques, financial management; organize training courses according to the production process of SRP, GlobalGAP, VietGAP and so on for farmers".

According to Chairman of the Board of Directors of Huong Trang Cooperative (Moc Hoa district) - Tran Van Sua, when participating in building unions, cooperatives and members enjoy a lot of benefits. Specifically, in the winter-spring crop 2020-2021, implementing a model of hi-tech application with an area of 50 hectares, the cooperative is supported by the district with 50 percent of the cost of seeds, organic fertilizers and plant protection drugs of biological origin, the cost of goods with a total budget of over 200 million VND.

Particularly, Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company deploys a cooperative model associated with synchronous mechanization along the rice value chain at the cooperative with an area of 600ha. Here, the company supports the cooperative to mechanize the stages of land preparation and harvesting (100 percent); sowing by drone, sowing machine (30 percent); spraying by drone (50 percent). Thereby, this helps farmers reduce production costs, especially changing production practices, switching from traditional to applying science and technology.

In 2022, implementing the plan to build a union with a total cost of over 10.6 billion VND. In which, continue to support projects and plans in 2021 (including 5 projects, 8 plans), with a total budget of over 4.4 billion VND; projects or plans registered for implementation in 2022 (including 3 projects, 15 plans), with a total proposed support budget of over 6.1 billion VND.  Implementing the plan of the Provincial People's Committee on promulgating the Program to support the development of cooperatives in the agricultural sector in the province in the period of 2021 - 2025, by 2025, the province will establish 43 new cooperatives and strengthen 109 cooperatives. In which, the number of cooperatives operating from good and good grades reached at least 40 percent; the percentage of cooperative managers with university or college degrees is at least 20 percent; build at least 12 cooperative models that apply high technology (for rice, vegetables, dragon fruit, lemon, beef cattle and brackish water shrimp) and have products associated with the value chain, for sustainable development steady; 1 cooperative model participating in the model of completing and expanding large-scale commodity agriculture associated with synchronous mechanization along the value chain from production to product branding; 15 cooperative models participated in piloting building mechanization models associated with climate change adaptation and at least 20 cooperatives had products meeting OCOP product standards; strive to have about 30 percent of cooperatives in the field of agriculture associated with businesses along the value chain.

Step by step to remove difficulties

According to the assessment of the Agriculture sector, the construction of a trade union is an important and long-term solution, contributing to the restructuring of the Agriculture industry, increasing added value and sustainable development in the production of rice and other crops. It is worth mentioning that when participating in a trade union, it helps farmers reduce the cost of seeds (the number of seeds sown in the cooperative is about 10-20 kilos per hectare lower than outside); reduce the amount of fertilizer (lower in the large-scale fields than outside by 20-22 kilos per hectare); reduce the number of sprays and the dose of spray. From the above factors, the profit of farmers in the union is higher than outside by 2-3 million VND per hectare.

Despite many remarkable results, the construction of the provincial trade union still faces many difficulties such as the limited management and administration capacity of the board of directors of cooperatives and cooperative groups; members do not have close cohesion, easily break contracts when prices are unstable and do not comply with the production process, making product quality inconsistent; Cooperatives do not have the ability to reciprocate, so it is difficult to access support capital; farmers rarely participate in meetings to deploy production plans; The number of businesses coming to the locality to consume is still small, etc.

Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Nguyen Chi Thien affirmed: “The area of cooperatives in 2021 will increase by 330 percent compared to 2020. This is a good sign, it proves that the large-scale field model is being responsed by the people. Promoting the achieved results, in 2022, the province's Agriculture sector plans to build a union for rice with about 250 fields with a total area of over 26,100 hectares.

In order to achieve the set plan as well as overcome difficulties and limitations in building quality unions, the Agriculture sector will continue to promote information, propaganda and dissemination of policies to support product association in the coming time, exporting and consuming products, the process of making documents and submitting the procedures for linking support; building and developing appropriate forms of association and cooperation; supporting trade promotion activities, market information; coordinating with localities to sum up capital needs to deploy production links in 2022; advising on organizing regular inspection and supervision of the implementation of production linkages in the localities; supporting Loc Troi Group Joint Stock Company to build a rice value chain, etc.".

It is believed that, with the determination and efforts of all levels and sectors, the building of unions will be increasingly promoted, creating a large production area specializing in rice cultivation, contributing to increasing productivity and improving the quality of people's lives and towards the development of a modern, safe and sustainable agriculture.

In 2022, implementing the plan to build a union with a total cost of over 10.6 billion VND. In which, continue to support projects and plans in 2021 (including 5 projects, 8 plans), with a total budget of over 4.4 billion VND; projects or plans registered for implementation in 2022 (including 3 projects, 15 plans), with a total proposed support budget of over 6.1 billion VND.

Implementing the plan of the Provincial People's Committee on promulgating the Program to support the development of cooperatives in the agricultural sector in the province in the period of 2021 - 2025, by 2025, the province will establish 43 new cooperatives and strengthen 109 cooperatives. In which, the number of cooperatives operating from good and good grades reached at least 40 percent; the percentage of cooperative managers with university or college degrees is at least 20 percent; build at least 12 cooperative models that apply high technology (for rice, vegetables, dragon fruit, lemon, beef cattle and brackish water shrimp) and have products associated with the value chain, for sustainable development steady; 1 cooperative model participating in the model of completing and expanding large-scale commodity agriculture associated with synchronous mechanization along the value chain from production to product branding; 15 cooperative models participated in piloting building mechanization models associated with climate change adaptation and at least 20 cooperatives had products meeting OCOP product standards; strive to have about 30 percent of cooperatives in the field of agriculture associated with businesses along the value chain.

By Le Ngoc – Translated by Duc Tam 

Source: https://baolongan.vn/long-an-diem-sang-xay-dung-canh-dong-lon-a127920.html

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