A field in Chau Doc, An Giang province (Photo: internet)

An Giang (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of An Giang aims to develop specific agricultural products in different areas to promote local agricultural brands. 

Under an action plan on agricultural development for the 2016-2020 period with a vision through 2030, the province will focus on applying technologies and connecting agricultural production with environmental protection to ensure sustainable development. 

The sector is expected to reach an average growth rate of 2.71 percent from 2016-2020, and at least 3.2 percent from 2021-2025. 

By 2020, average agricultural production is expected to reach 192 million VND (8,640 USD) per hectare, and annual average income per capita in rural areas is 45 million VND (2,000USD). 

Incentives will be offered to facilitate stakeholders in the sector, particularly agricultural start-ups to expand markets and promote their products and brand names. 

The province also plans to allocate favourable land to help investors develop the agricultural sector, particularly hi-tech agriculture. 

Human resources training will be strengthened to improve capability of staff and farmers. Support will be provided to help local farmers shift to tourism and other non-agricultural sectors.-VNA