Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has asked the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to continue funding the safe vegetable growing model in northern Hung Yen province so as to help growers develop a consumer-driven production network.

Minister Phat made the request when visiting the model in Yen Phu commune with Chief Representative of JICA office in Vietnam Mutsuya Mori on October 29.

With the funding from the Japanese Government, which was channeled through the JICA, the project has been implemented since 2010.

The benefiting 40 households have been provided with seeds, biological fertilisers and pesticides, standard growing techniques as well as capital to build facilities to treat wastes stemming from the growing.

The model helps change farmers’ awareness in producing vegetables that meet food safety standards for customers.-VNA