Officials of southern An Giang province and agricultural experts from Japan have shared experience in managing credit systems and input materials for co-operatives.

At a March 21 working session between local officials and a delegation from the Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (JA-Zenchu), Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Huynh The Nang briefed the guests on the local agricultural production.

Particularly, the province has shipped its products to 139 countries around the world, with an annual volume of 500,000 tonnes of rice and 100,000 tonnes of fish.

As many as 83 co-operatives in the locality have helped meet its key importers’ demand for farm produce.
JA-Zenchu President Hitomi Narikiyo said his union is willing to aid An Giang in managing its co-operatives, internal credit systems and farm produce tracking.

Since 1997, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has supported the Mekong Delta province implement 20 projects valued at 31 billion VND (1.46 million USD) in the fields of health, education, clean water, environmental sanitation and especially rice export.-VNA