Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi will create all favourable conditions and support policies for better links between producers and traders to bring safe farm products to consumers. 

Nguyen Huy Dang, Vice Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the statement at a conference in Hanoi on June 7. 

A representative of the Fivimart chain stressed the necessity to clearly define standards and conditions on licences and certificates, particularly for semi-processed animal products, as well as making it easier for farmers to introduce more of their products into supermarkets. 

Truong Kim Hoa, Director of the centre for varieties and transfer of breeding procedures , said the centre is strong in producing safe agri-products and is ready to cooperate with farmers to produce quality products. 

Representatives of some cooperatives and breeding farms committed to following safe and organic production practices. 

Hanoi currently has 157 large-scale fields and areas producing high-quality commercial rice, 157 hectares of fruit trees and over 80 hectares of tea meeting VietGap standards, and 5,000 hectares certified for growing safe vegetables – including 352.7 hectares applying VietGap standards and 40 hectares of organic vegetables. 

The city has 76 key poultry breeding communes and 3,232 farms outside residential areas. It has 11 supply chains for safe vegetables and 21 supply chains for products of farmed animals. 

Despite this progress, many limitations exist in production and distribution of agri-products, because of a poor connection between producers and traders.-VNA