Conferences to encourage farmers’ entrepreneurship hinh anh 1Two upcoming conferences will encourage farmers’ entrepreneurship and honourexemplar farmers (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Two conferences are going to take place in Hanoi in mid-September with a view to encouraging farmers’ entrepreneurship and honouring exemplary farmers.

Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union Lai Xuan Mon said at a press conference on September 8 that the farmers’ startup conference will be held on September 18 in response to the national startup movement. It aims to assist agriculture startups and encourage farmers’ creativity in production and business activities.

As part of the conference, a seminar will focus on solutions to help farmers do business. Experts and farmers representing some startup models will discuss farming models with hi-tech application, agri-tourism, poly-culture production according to production chains, and product processing and consumption models.

Participants will analyse and suggest development opportunities, difficulties and solutions, he noted, adding that some outstanding farmers will also share their success stories.

Meanwhile, a conference reviewing farmers’ production and business emulation movement from 2012 to 2017 is about to be organised on September 19. It will gather 300 delegates who are excellent farmers representing millions of farmers nationwide.

Mon said in 2016, more than 3.55 million farming households were recognised as excellent. About 27,000 of them gained over 1 billion VND (44,000 USD) in income. These excellent farming households have provided jobs for more than 11 million people. -VNA