Thua Thien-Hue plans to zone off an additional 5,500 hectares of large-scale fields to meet the target of cultivating 51,000-52,000 hectares of rice per year by 2020. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue plans to zone off an additional 5,500 hectares of large-scale fields to meet the target of cultivating 51,000-52,000 hectares of rice per year by 2020.

Large-scale field is a centralised production model bringing together farmers, businesses, scientists and State agencies to facilitate the application of technology in cultivation, thus improving the value of agricultural products and farmers’ income.

The province is currently home to over 1,430 hectares of large-scale fields, increasing economic efficiency from 15 to 20 percent.

Close connections between local farmers and businesses have brought remarkable achievements to the model. Farmers gathered to create huge volume of farm produce while businesses are responsible for providing seedlings at stable prices and providing the farmers with cultivation techniques to ensure the output and quality.

Under the large-scale field model, local authorities and residents join hands to build irrigational systems and promote mechanisation in agricultural production. Advanced technologies have been comprehensively applied, from cleaning up the fields before rice sowing, fertilising and preventing diseases to harvesting.

According to Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Ho Sy Nguyen, the quality and quantity of farm produce are decisive factors for the success of large-scale field model.

In the coming time, all localities need to zone off suitable areas for large-scale fields, renovate production methods based on linkages among farmers, businesses and scientists as well as ensure stable consumption markets for farmers.-VNA