The Mekong Delta province of An Giang will spend 2.25 billion VND (107,000 USD) to support the local agricultural sector by applying Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) standards during 2015-2016.

Accordingly, GAP’s standards will be applied for 50 agricultural production models of individuals and organisations.

Those who want to receive support to apply GAP standard should meet certain requirements, such as meeting the State’s regulations on environment, taxation and food safety.

They should pledge to improve product quality and quantity; expand the market, boost exports and continue to carry out other solutions after receiving the support.

Specifically, the province will fully support technical work such as terrain research and analysing samples of land, water and air to determine farming areas suitable for applying GAP standards.

Meanwhile, the province will also support individuals and organisations in obtaining GAP certificates. The supporting amount will vary, depending on the type of production model and the number of GAP standards that individuals and organisation apply for.-VNA