Vietnamese farmer to receive FAO award hinh anh 1Pham Thi Huan will be honoured for her outstanding achievements in agricultural production (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will honour Pham Thi Huan, a Vietnam farmer, for her outstanding achievements in agricultural production.

Pham Thi Huan or Ba Huan, from Long An province, will receive the “Model Farmer” award along with others from Fiji, Mongolia, Pakistan and Thailand to mark FAO’s annual World Food Day (WFD) celebrations in the Asia-Pacific region.

The award will be presented at a ceremony held in Bangkok on October 17 to recognise farmers’ achievements under the theme “Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too”. This WFD 2016 theme highlights how food and agriculture need to adapt to climate change to feed a growing global population in a sustainable way.

Huan has been rewarded for her support of Mekong Delta households to move from crop production to duck raising, egg production and distribution as a result of difficulties in growing rice and other crops due to climate change impacts. As a result, she has created jobs for many female farmers and enhanced women’s standing in respective communities.

She has invested in building an egg processing plant on 2 hectares in PhucTho outlying district, Hanoi, with an investment of 5.2 million USD. The plant can process 65,000 clean eggs per hour. Construction started in May this year and the plant is expected to be operational in early next year.

It will help poultry farmers in Hanoi find an outlet for their products by purchasing a large quantity of eggs from them.-VNA