The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) plans to set up 2,000 new agricultural cooperatives by 2020, mainly operating in such fields as farming, breeding and aquaculture.

The cooperatives will focus on promoting links between businesses and farmers in order to create farm produce supply-consumption chains, heard a conference reviewing the development of agricultural cooperatives in Hanoi on October 14.

The country now has nearly 10,330 agricultural cooperatives, with 92 percent operating in services and agricultural production.-VNA