A large-scale paddy field in Co Do district, Can Tho city (Photo: VNA)
Can Tho (VNA) – The Vietnam General Council of Agriculture and Rural Development presented the “Golden Fields” title to 100 groups and individuals nationwide at a recent ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, in recognition of their active contributions to the development of agriculture.

The awardees were selected for their rice farming models which are deemed to be the best among 533 agricultural production models with high productivity and quality submitted from over 50 cities and provinces.

The programme is in response to the national movement on building large-scale fields and the Government’s policy of encouraging large-scale fields and connection of production and consumption of agricultural products.

It also aims to stimulate the application of science and technology to develop agriculture in a sustainable manner and increase the competitiveness of agricultural products.

President of the council Ho Xuan Hung said the large-scale rice field model was initiated in the Mekong Delta five years ago. Since then, the model has been expanded across the country, growing a variety of crops such as rice, vegetables, fruits, and industrial plants.-VNA