HCM City specifies key agricultural products hinh anh 1A net house in the Agricultural Hi-tech Park of HCM City in Cu Chi district (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The administration of Ho Chi Minh City has issued a list of key agricultural products to develop to improve the income and living standards of rural residents.

These products are vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, dairy cows, pigs and brackish water shrimp. Meanwhile, ornamental fish were named in the group of potential products.

Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Phuoc Trung said these products not only account for big proportions in local agriculture but also generate high profit for farmers. With considerable potential, their productivity and quality can be improved using high technology and new varieties.

In 2017, the production value of these key and potential products reached 11.85 trillion VND (509.4 million USD), making up 60.9 percent of HCM City’s total agricultural production value.

Trung noted they have been included in local agricultural development programmes, including ones on developing high-quality plant varieties and animal breeds, safe vegetables, ornamental plants and dairy cows.

He added that his department will continue building plans and suggesting policies, especially on supporting capital, transferring high technology, creating new varieties and training labourers, to develop these key products.-VNA