Ho Chi Minh City to invest in agriculture products
Ho-Chi-Minh City will invest in six agricultural products and six craft villages under the One Commune One Product Programme in which each rural commune or district will develop its own specialty. The six products are vegetables, flowers, dairy cows, pigs, brackish water shrimp and ornamental fish.
The six villages include Thái Mỹ bamboo basket craft village, Phú Hoà Đông rice paper village, Tân Thông Hội bamboo curtain village in Củ Chi District; Hóc Môn District’s Xuân Thới Sơn bamboo basket village, Bình Chánh District’s Lê Minh Xuân incense-making village and Cần Giờ District’s Lý Nhơn salt village.
The city also plans to develop dried shark catfish, bird nests, and Long Hoà mango in Cần Giờ District, and dried snakeskin gourami in Củ Chi District.
Under the programme, VietGAP standards will be used in production, and farmers will be encouraged to work with firms and co-operatives. The city will help enterprises with brand building, while trade facilitation activities will also be organised.
The city plans to set up two privately operated sites, both of which will work with tourism programmes, to promote and sell local specialties in Củ Chi and Cần Giờ districts.
Favourable policies for main agricultural products, craft village products and local specialities will also be created.
The city has assigned the Department of Industry and Trade to provide participants in the programme with information on prices and market demand for agricultural products.
Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, said the production value per hectare of agricultural land is on the rise, even though the amount of such land has dropped over time.