Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 1,000 representatives, speaking for the more than 10 million farmers across the nation, will attend the seventh Congress of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) which will take place in Hanoi from December 11-13.

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union Nguyen Hong Ly said at the press conference on December 5 that the congress will discuss and give comments on several important documents, including the political report of the sixth VFU central committee, draft projects on the personnel of the VFU’s executive committee and standing committee, and the VFU’s draft regulations (amended).

The seventh congress will set forth 14 criteria on farmers’ emulation movement during 2018-2023. The popularisation of the Party and State’s policies and regulations, as well as the VFU’s resolution for all farmers, is the important target. The VFU also hopes to have at least 60 percent of its members with Internet access, 100 percent of the union’s officers receiving training in agricultural cultivation techniques, and all of the VFU’s chapters organising consulting activities and vocational training for local farmers.

During 2013-2018, the union admitted nearly 2.2 million members, raising the total membership to 10.2 million people. Some 130,000 training courses and conferences were organised, and over 14,000 production models which applied advanced technologies were successfully transferred to the farming community.–VNA