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Long An (VNA) – The southern province of Long An has increased supply of farm produce to Ho Chi Minh City under the 2016-2020 socio-economic cooperation agreement with the city, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Tran Van Can.

As home to 32 cooperatives and VietGAP firms with a capacity of nearly 21,000 tonnes, Long An will provide nearly 500,000 tonnes of vegetables for Ho Chi Minh City each day, nearly 225,000 pigs and 133,000 cows and a variety of specialty rice each year.

The province also supplies roughly 11,000 tonnes of fresh shrimps in brackish water and other farm produce such as dragon fruits, lemons and pineapples to Binh Dien wholesale market and local restaurants.

Long An asked for the city’s support for its agricultural products to enter its stable distribution channel, especially fruits and vegetables, hold training courses for managerial staff, cooperatives and working groups on high-tech agricultural production, and access the city’s scientific studies on high-quality varieties and animal breeds, farm produce processing and preservation technology.

After one year, Long An has formed and marketed nine consumption chains of vegetables, rice, chicken meat and pork in Ho Chi Minh City, helped seven firms and cooperatives majoring in vegetables, rice and bananas join safe farm markets in the city.

Ho Chi Minh City has also helped the locality with fowl and cattle epidemics prevention and food hygiene, slaughter control, animal and plant quarantine in areas near the city, and technological transfer as well as shared experience in the implementation of the national target programme on new-style rural development.-VNA