Farm Economic Development: Highlights of The Capital's Agricultural Economy

10:20:55 AM | 3/22/2024

The farm economy is currently one of the key factors actively contributing to economic restructuring, commodity production, improving land use efficiency, and creating jobs and income for people. Farms also help provide a source of quality and safe agricultural products for consumers in the city and other localities.

Currently, the entire city has 1,695 farms, including 43 crop farms, 1,346 livestock farms, 196 aquaculture farms, and 109 general farms. 15 farms meet food safety conditions and OCOP product certificates, 64 farms with VietGAP and organic products, 281 farms applying high technology, 294 farms with production and consumption links. Remarkably, in the city, a number of farms have been formed that combine eco-tourism services to bring high economic efficiency.

Deputy Chief of Office in charge of the Coordination Office for New Rural Construction in Hanoi Ngo Van Ngon said that in recent times, farm economic development in the area has contributed to the effective use of land, capital and transfer of science and technology; At the same time, supplying the market with a large number of agricultural products with diverse and abundant agricultural products; Thereby promoting the process of restructuring the agricultural and rural economy towards rapidly increasing the proportion of commodity production. Along with that, the city has formed many concentrated production areas, creating a premise for the agricultural product processing industry to develop and bring industry and service industries to rural areas.

According to statistics, in recent years, farm income has been increasingly increased thanks to people boldly applying science and technology to production. Thanks to farm owners who dare to think and dare to do, they have created a breakthrough in the private economic group, contributing to creating jobs and increasing income for people in rural areas, promoting the process of building new rural areas. locality. Many farms have paid attention to production links, product quality, and ensuring food safety and hygiene to increase competitiveness and meet the increasing demands of consumers.

According to Head of Economic Department of Thuong Tin district Tu Duc Manh, the district has 39 farms, of which 18 livestock farms, 16 general farms... create jobs for 88 regular workers with average income. reached 6 million VND/person/month. Over the past time, farms have exploited and effectively used land, capital, and techniques to create many products to serve the lives of people in the region, contributing to sustainable agricultural development and initially forming agricultural products. Concentrated commodity production areas of medium and large scale linked to the market. Farm owners boldly invest in science and technology, barns, machinery and equipment in production, especially livestock farms, to limit risks in production and bring high profits; proactively apply scientific advances in new plants and breeds into production.

Dan Phuong district, there are 25 farms with a total production land area of 4.32 hectares in Phuong Dinh, Tho An, Trung Chau communes; Among them, there are 23 pig farms, two chicken farms, pigs and cows with a regular workforce of 71 people. All farms apply scientific and technical advances to safe livestock farming with closed barns, ventilation, cooling systems, feeding machines, and automatic milking machines. Some farms link production and consumption of products with pig slaughterhouses, Nem Phung producers and cow's milk purchasing facilities to increase product value.

In Me Linh district, there are currently 17 farms, most of which apply high technology in production and all products have traceability. Over the past time, the District People's Committee has always paid attention and created conditions to encourage people to concentrate on land, building a plan to transform the structure of crops and livestock according to the farm economic model; Thereby, it has brought positive effects such as: Maximizing land resources from converting low-lying areas, growing low-yield and ineffective rice and vegetables to a farm economic model. The district has formed concentrated specialized production areas such as safe vegetable production areas in communes: Tien Phong, Trang Viet, Dai Thinh, Van Khe, Tien Thang; flower growing areas in communes: Me Linh, Dai Thinh, Van Khe; Livestock farming areas are concentrated in communes: Tien Thang, Lien Mac, Tu Lap...

However, through evaluation, the farm economy in some districts is not very effective; Many farms mainly produce and do business independently and spontaneously; Linking product consumption between farms and businesses is still rare. On the other hand, the level of management capacity to access information about the market and organize production of most farms is still limited, and the quality of labor working on farms is still low. Many farms lack capital to invest in expanding production, and bank loan interest rates are still high. In the coming time, the city will continue to develop various types of farm and ranch economies in a linked chain, combining eco-tourism, experiential education associated with the consumption of agricultural products and craft village products; thereby promoting land use efficiency and increasing income for rural people.

By Minh Ngoc, Vietnam Business Forum