The task from now to the end of the year is very heavy and difficult, with the requirement that agricultural products, especially food products, must reach the set plan. Saline drought intrusion in the Central Highlands, South Central and Mekong Delta; The impact of Covid 19 on global supply chains and export of agricultural products faced many difficulties due to the “break” of the supply chain but the agricultural sector still achieved impressive results. In the first 6 months of this year, the production value of the whole agricultural sector increased by 1.18% over the same period last year, of which, agriculture increased by 0.78%, notably livestock raising “out of negative growth” with an increase of 1.05%; forestry increased by 2.16% and fishery by 2.21%….
In order to achieve the industry’s growth target this year, some people said that, in addition, agricultural restructuring will continue to be promoted to form a large commodity production area and close association. Closely linking materials, processing and markets, applying science and technology in production and traceability.
According to Tran Dinh Luan, Director General of the General Department of Fisheries, in the first 6 months of the year, although facing many difficulties, the shrimp export market still grew 3%; Pangasius after a deep decline has shown signs of recovery.
Commenting on exporting seafood products from now to the end of the year, Mr. Luan said that, about the export target by evaluating the markets around us for many products because the Covid 19 epidemic happened long and had The risk of returning is also stagnant in current countries, which is one of the bases to believe that we will produce well in the country next time. At the same time, proactively sourcing raw materials and products to meet the markets and after the signals and trade activities are connected again, we will boost the export of aquatic products. Get ready to market for consumption. Accordingly, it is safe to believe that the export target of more than US $ 9 billion will be achieved this year.
To ensure the industry’s growth target of 2.5% to 3% by 2020, the total export turnover of agriculture, forestry and fishery is about 41 billion USD, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong stated. , the whole industry must make great efforts according to the motto to minimize the negative effects of unfavorable weather, especially at the end of the year, the rainy season.
Therefore, the units under the Ministry must plan to adapt and respond to minimize damage from climate change, especially from natural disasters. In addition, the fields and industries must take advantage of exploiting the strengths from the geographical position to develop the domestic market, take advantage of opportunities for export market when Covid 19 epidemic is well controlled. Typically rice, fruit, seafood …
To further promote the comprehensive development of the livestock industry, at the same time, promptly and quickly but safely re-raising the pigs. Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong also asked the whole industry to be determined to synchronize in agricultural restructuring with the accompanying involvement of the regions: Government, ministries, branches, people and businesses. Along with that is the gathering of power from the central to local levels to best overcome the impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic, pests and diseases on domestic animals and plants to focus on the development of the industry.
Affirming the determination of the agricultural sector, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong emphasized that the direction of the Central Government, the Government and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was determined not to change the targets, including the increase targets. school; export; new countryside; environment. Because only the highest determination will achieve the highest results in specific circumstances.
To ensure that these goals in the last months of the year minimize the negative effects of unfavorable weather, minimize the damage from climate change and especially natural disasters. The fields and commodity lines must take advantage of exploiting the strengths from the “geographical area” such as rice, fruit, seafood … to go hand in hand with further promoting the comprehensive development of the animal husbandry industry, and at the same time re-raising the urgent pigs fast, but be safe./.