The 7th National Congress of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) has elected a new Central Committee for the 7th tenure (2018-2023) with 119 members (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 7th National Congress of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) has elected a new Central Committee for the 7th tenure (2018-2023) with 119 members.

The number showed a reduction of 6 members compared to the VFU Central Committee in the 6th tenure.

The VFU’s 7th National Congress opened in Hanoi on December 12 with the presence of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

The event drew 999 delegates representing more than 10 million farmers nationwide.

According to a report at the congress, in the 2013-2018 period, the union held 130,000 agro-forestry-fishery training courses for more than 15 million officials and farmers, while building and transferring over 14,000 models of technology application to agro-forestry-fishery production to farmers.

The union has held more than 410,000 technology training courses for nearly 25 million members, along with 62,000 production models involving nearly 6.32 million farmers.

In the next tenure, the union aims to have at least 60 percent of members accessing the Internet, and 100 percent of union’s officials receiving training on new agricultural knowledge and communication skills.-VNA