HCM City Embeds OCOP into Rural Tourism

9:45:59 AM | 11/4/2022

The One Commune One Product (OCOP) Program of Ho Chi Minh City for the 2021-2025 period underlines the need for standardizing and developing OCOP products along the value chain. Special emphasis is placed on building agricultural and rural experience tourism services linked to OCOP production areas.

The OCOP Program is determined to be inextricably linked with the New Rural Development Program. In the 2021 - 2025 period, new rural construction must be substantively linked to urbanization towards sustainability and conducted by rural residents to make their life better. Rural economic development linked to new rural construction is a strategic, central and long-term task that requires many appropriate and creative solutions and policies. Therefore, the OCOP Program is identified as a key task that needs to be carefully implemented. This program is connected to rural tourism development.

According to HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, locally typical OCOP products have been well-branded, including Can Gio dried catfish, Can Gio dried croaker, Can Gio mango, Can Gio bird's nest and Phu Hoa Dong rice paper. Some OCOP products are over-demanded.

In the coming time, if OCOP manufacturing can be linked with tourism routes and destinations in the city, it will help improve the product value.

Dinh Bao ( Vietnam Business Forum )