Bac Giang (VNA) – By 2025, the northern province of Bac Giang will focus on the development of seven key agricultural products with the aim of improving productivity and product quality to meet the requirements of domestic and export markets, said the director of the provincial department of agriculture and rural development. Duong Thanh Tung.
Accordingly, the province will promote high-quality large-scale concentrated fruit growing areas that meet VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards, with the export-qualified lychee volume accounting for 70 percent of total production. It will work to boost the export of products such as pomelo, longan and cinnamon apple to new markets, including the United States, the European Union and Japan.
The province will ensure long-term food security and develop the cultivation of high-quality rice varieties which are expected to account for 50% of the plantation area. Concentrated production areas of processed and safe vegetables will be established with the application of high technology.
Particular attention will be paid to the development of large-scale concentrated farms agriculture associated with the construction of disease-free facilities. Bac Giang pork and chicken products are eligible for domestic consumption and export.
The province will develop concentrated intensive fish farming and encourage the development of large-scale aquaculture farms.
It will promote the expansion of acacia cultivation areas while reducing the area of eucalyptus and will encourage the planting of large timber. Bac Giang strives to produce more than one million cubic meters of timber by 2025, with a vast forest area of 15,000 ha. Forest area with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificates will reach 12%.
The official highlighted shortcomings in the province’s agricultural development, including low labor productivity and high input costs.
The application of advanced technology and mechanization in the production, harvesting, processing and preservation of agricultural products has yet to meet export standards, especially in difficult markets, Tung said, adding that most of the province’s agricultural products are raw. the value is low.
In the future, Bac Giang will focus its investments on key products, aiming to increase the combined value of the seven key products by an average of 5% per year.
Priority will be given to the application of advanced technologies, the reproduction of the green and circular economy and ecology. agriculture models to improve the efficiency of natural resources.
Attention will be paid to promoting digital transformation in the agricultural sector, the development of QR codes to facilitate the sale of agricultural products through online trading platforms, and the use of drones to spray pesticides and sow seeds. .
According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the growth of the agricultural sector reached 1.4% per year over the period 2016-2021. Its agricultural structure has been reoriented towards the development of its assets and the satisfaction of market demand. The share of crop, livestock and agricultural services accounted for 55.7%, 43.2% and 2% respectively.
The local agro-forestry and fisheries sector has been growing at an average of 2.8% per year since 2016, reaching VND 21.6 trillion (USD 922 million) in 2021. The provincial average production the value of one hectare of agricultural land was VND 135 million in 2021.
The value of agricultural production increased by 2.7% in the first six months of this year, reaching nearly VND 20 trillion, or 50.9% of the annual plan. It contributed 0.4 percentage points to the province’s regional gross domestic product (GDP).
The province will strive to achieve 3% annual growth in the value added of agro-fishing and forestry products by 2025. The average value of production per hectare of agricultural land is projected at 140 million VND per year. The value of agro-fishery-forestry products produced by cooperatives and other forms of production linkages should represent 20% of the total value of these products in the province.
The value of high-tech products should also represent 20% of the total for the period./.