Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the farmers (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong urged the farmer class to overcome difficulties and challenges in the context of international integration and climate change in order to reap more achievements in agricultural production, looking towards sustainable agriculture. 

Speaking at a meeting with 87 farmers who made outstanding performance in 2017 and over the past 30 years of reform in Hanoi on October 13, the Party chief highlighted the important role played by farmers who account for 70 percent of the population. 

Agriculture has served as a pillar of the national economy, contributing to stabilising the macro-economy and ensuring social welfare, while supporting industry, trade and services, he said. 

The leader called on the Vietnam Farmers’ Union to conduct more diverse activities, increase experience exchange and duplicate role models so as to contribute to materialising guidelines and polices of the Party and the State on developing agriculture, farmers and rural areas. 

The farmers shared difficulties they have met in accessing loans, material facilities, technologies and land, along with challenges caused by severe weather conditions and natural disasters. 

They expressed their hope that the Party and State will pay more attention to developing high-quality human resources, applying technological-scientific advances, fighting counterfeit goods, developing Vietnamese brand names and expanding the export market.-VNA