Deal signed to promote farm produce sale via digital platforms hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony (Photo: MoPI)

Hanoi (VNA) – A memorandum of understanding was signed in Hanoi on June 8 to carry out a programme on facilitating digital transformation and assisting small- and medium-sized enterprises, cooperatives and business households in the consumption of farm produce in the country.

Signatories were the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoPI)’s Agency of Enterprise Development, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agro Processing and Market Development Authority, the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance’s Centre for Trade Promotion and Investment, and Grab Vietnam.

In the immediate future, the programme will help with farm produce sale via digital platforms in localities hit by COVID-19 or those under lockdown, including experimenting on Grab.

Practical activities will be also held to raise awareness of digital transformation among businesses, cooperatives, business households and farmers.

The activity is also part of the programme to assist firms in digital transformation for the 2021-2025 period launched by the MoPI.

Earlier, Grab announced the GrabConnect project to connect farmers with consumers nationwide to consume farm produce and safe local specialties.

GrabConnect also launched the first scheme to help consume 300 tonnes of Luc Ngan lychees in Bac Giang province via Grab’s ecological system./.