A corner of Ho Chi Minh City hi-tech farming area (Source: VNA)
Head of the Cuban Party Central Committee’s Agriculture-Food Department Santiago Perez shared the country’s policies on agricultural development at a working session with Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on September 13.

Perez said that several new policies put forward have produced positive results, including allocating unused land for farmers, centralising the decisive role of State-owned enterprises and providing credit to enterprises and farmers.

He also hoped to learn from Ho Chi Minh City’s experience in this field in order to further develop his country’s agricultural sector.

Responding in kind, Phong stated Ho Chi Minh City is moving to develop urban agriculture in a modern, effective and safe way.

Although agriculture currently accounts for only a small proportion of the city’s economic structure, agricultural structure transfer will surely help increase the added value of farm produce, he added.

On the occasion, the Cuban Party delegation also visited a hi-tech farming area and several efficient farms in the city.-VNA