President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nguyen Thien Nhan at a working session with local authorities (Source: VNA)

Ha Nam (VNA) - A cross-sector delegation led by President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan on February 23 visited the northern province of Ha Nam to encourage safe agricultural production.

During a field trip to several agricultural production models with high safety ratings, the VFF President stressed the need for the agricultural sector to apply advanced technology in production to boost its exports.

Provincial Party Committee Secretary Mai Tien Dung highlighted the significant role of clean agricultural development in building new-style rural areas.

The locality has taken numerous efforts to facilitate agricultural development, with a focus on clean agricultural production and environmental protection for public health, Dung said.

According to Dung, thousands of households have engaged in safe agricultural production while growing mushrooms, raising dairy cows and feeding animals.

Additionally, the province has put investment into building a safe pig supply market in Boi Cau, Binh Luc district, providing nearly 4,000 pigs per day for nearby areas, including Hanoi.

Land and tax incentives have been offered in a bid to draw foreign investors, particularly those from Japan.

They are expected to invest in key agricultural production areas, involving local residents in the production chain and providing safe products for export and local consumption, Dung added.

VFF President Nhan hailed local efforts to involve all people in building the new-style rural areas and producing safe agricultural products.

He urged the locality to develop brand names for local agricultural products and strengthen its supervision of the local products’ quality in a bid to win consumers’ trust.

Communication work should be enhanced to raise awareness about safe food and agricultural products among farmers and consumers, he said.-VNA