The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held an online conference on September 8 morning to assess the production result of the 2020 winter crop and realize 2021 winter crop plans of northern provinces.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Van Quan suggests that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development continue to have measures to assist Hai Duong with the production and sale of winter agricultural products
Speaking at the conference from Hai Duong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Tran Van Quan suggested that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development direct the Departments of Plant Protection, Agro-product Processing and Market Development, and Crop Production and the Trade Promotion Center to intensify support for connection, promotion, and sale of winter crop products through traditional and electronic commercial channels; provide timely and accurate information about and forecasts of the demand of domestic and export markets for the locality to promptly adjust production plans; work out specific measures to help Hai Duong sell winter vegetables to avoid excess and accumulation; opportunely support the removal of difficulties in the province's export of winter agricultural products caused by importing countries' technical barriers; create the most favorable conditions for vehicles transporting farm produce, fertilizers, and plant protection products serving production to pass through epidemic checkpoints; etc.
In 2020, the actual production value of Hai Duong's winter crops amounted to VND4,534 billion, up VND318 billion over the same period in 2019.
The production value of winter crops averagely reached VND208 million/ha, an increase of VND18 million/ha year on year, three times higher than rice cultivation, and 2.5 times higher than northern provinces' average.
This year, Hai Duong is striving to cultivate 21,000 ha and achieve a production value of about VND4,700 billion at actual prices and an average income of VND220 million/ha.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh assessed that the prolonged Covid-19 epidemic and unusual developments of the weather would affect the cultivation and sale of winter crops.
Provinces and cities should develop specific plant variety structures, reasonably arrange the planting of warm and cold-loving trees, and continue crop diversification, rotation, increase, etc. to heighten production efficiency.
Production must satisfy domestic consumption demand, ensure food security, and improve product quality.
Localities should proactively connect with businesses to underwrite and export agricultural products.
Winter crops have high economic value; thus, localities should devise appropriate supporting mechanisms and policies...