Local workers of HCM City High-tech Agriculture Zone cultivate the eco green vegetable. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has signed a decision on criteria and procedures for recognition of high-tech agriculture zones.

The recognised zones are centralised production areas in which high technologies are applied to produce one or several agricultural goods which ensure high yield, quality and added values and be friendly to the environment, according to the Vietnam Government Portal.

Production and consumption activities are part of the value chain in which enterprises and co-operatives are indispensible.

Applied technologies must be advanced, biological, environmentally-friendly ones that help elevate added values to agricultural products.

The technologies must also be applied in industrial scale to improve farming effectiveness, raise products’ values and elevate the productivity.

The hi-tech agricultural zones must have suitable natural conditions and technical infrastructure to facilitate production.

The Municipal and provincial People’s Committees of centrally-governed cities and provinces are authorised to decide the recognition of hi-tech agricultural zones.-VNA