A total of 157 high-quality agricultural products and 25 outstanding companies were honoured at ​the ceremony. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A total of 157 high-quality agricultural products and 25 outstanding companies were honoured at a ceremony held by the Vietnam Farmers’ Union in Hanoi on November 28.

Addressing at the ceremony, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh praised the individuals and organisations for their products honoured this time as well as the union’s initiative to launch the programme.

As Vietnam is integrating deeply into global economy with a slew of commitments to new generation agreements as well as bilateral and multilateral deals, Binh urged relevant ministries, localities and farmers to shake up the agricultural sector towards increasing added value, sustainable development and modern new style rural area building.

He stressed that farmers, cooperatives and businesses should promote science-technology application into agricultural production to ensure quality and hygiene of the products while participate in global and regional value chain to ensure national food security and improve rural livelihoods.

According to Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union Lai Xuan Mon, the programme was launched in all 63 provinces and cities, with 181 agricultural products being nominated.

The honoured products were categorised into three groups: farming products, processed products and products serving agriculture, he said.

He affirmed that the event, the fourth of its kind, not only honoured outstanding agricultural products but also served as a platform for individuals, organisations and businesses to cooperate and introduce products and advanced technology to the community.-VNA