More than 15,000 farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will benefit from the Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation project (VnSAT). 
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Hau Giang (VNA) – More than 15,000 farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will benefit from the Vietnam Sustainable Agriculture Transformation project (VnSAT), said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Truong Canh Tuyen.

This year, the province plans to sign contracts with local businesses to sustainably cultivate rice on an area of 1,000 hectares and increase 30 percent in net profit of each hectare. Local farmers will receive farming technique training and participate in new cooperatives.

Vice Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Van Doi said that adjustment will be made to the agricultural development master plan to concretise plans for rice production in large-scale fields which are suitable for sustainable agriculture transformation.

Rice land management and use policies, new-style rural areas building programme and cooperative support programme will be integrated with the VnSAT to bolster local production.

The province will pay due attention to communication campaigns among local residents and development of the collective economy. It will work to establish models of production, material supply and production consumption.

Nearly 37,000 local people will benefit from the VnSAT in Hau Giang province which has a total capital of 14 million USD. The project is implemented in over 40,000 hectares of rice in 32 communes during 2015-2020.-VNA