Ha Huy farm in Ha Giang province’s Vi Xuyen district has become the first pig breeding farm in the locality to be granted with the Vietnam Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP) certification.

The farm devotes two hectares of its total area of nearly 5.5 hectares for breeding pigs. With the methodical investment and breeding process, it produces more than 20,000 pigs per year for trading.

This is one of the province’s large-scale farms having enough scale and conditions to raise pigs for food, said Deputy Chairman of the district’s People Committee Luu Ba Dinh.

Nguyen Duc Vinh, Director of the Ha Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said in order to expand the model, in 2014 the department will educate local people with the efficiencies of production following this national standard.

It will provide technical training for local officials and farmers and gradually adopt VietGAP standards in local farming, so as to provide safe and clean products to the market.

The department will also suggest the provincial People’s Committee bring forth incentives to farmers, contributing to boosting the economy in poor districts of the northern mountainous province.-VNA