This morning, April 28, in Can Tho City, the National Conference on “Promoting the Processing and Development of the Agricultural Market in 2021” organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Attending the conference were Mr. Le Minh Hoan, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Huynh Thanh Dat, Minister of Science and Technology, together with leaders of localities and 150 enterprises operating in the agricultural sector …
According to Dr. Nguyen Quoc Toan, Director of Agro-Product Processing and Market Development Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development): Currently there are over 7,500 nationwide. industrial-scale agro-forestry-fishery processing enterprises associated with export and tens of thousands of small and household processing establishments.
It is estimated that each year, it is capable of processing, preliminarily processing and preserving about 120 million tons of agricultural, forestry and aquatic raw materials. Currently, Vietnam has 8 items Export billion USD includes: vegetables, cashew nuts, rice, coffee, rubber, shrimp, wood, pangasius. Vietnam’s agricultural products are present in over 186 countries and territories.
At the conference, the presentations presented many solutions to promote the processing and development of the agricultural market. Notably, according to FAO statistics, nearly half (45%) of the world’s agricultural production is lost on the way to consumers.
The main cause is pests or poor storage conditions, causing the product to rot or lose weight. In the past one or two decades, Vietnam’s agriculture has grown strongly, but the biggest existence is still the high post-harvest loss, low value of agricultural products and potential risks. food safety risks.
Therefore, the orientation to promote the development of the industry of preserving and processing agricultural – forestry – aquatic products in the context of the industrial revolution 4.0 is an inevitable trend.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan visited a fruit stall on the sidelines of the conference
Assoc.Prof.Dr Pham Anh Tuan (Institute of Agricultural Mechatronic and Post-Harvest Technology) said that: The State needs to support investment in infrastructure development in sync with the planning of market-oriented agricultural production areas, consistent with the characteristics and comparative advantages of regions, creating an environment to attract businesses to invest in high-tech agricultural production, logistic chain systems.
On the other hand, it is necessary to have a specific policy mechanism to attract large enterprises, FDI enterprises to invest in technologies in the field of agro-forestry-fishery processing as the hub connecting producers and distribution by the value chain.
According to Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat: “The Ministry of Science and Technology will further promote activities to support the protection and exploitation of industrial property assets for agricultural products. Up to this point, the National Office of Intellectual Property has protected 81 inventions, useful solutions, 101 geographical indications; 646 certification marks and 1,407 collective marks for Vietnamese agricultural products. The ministry will continue to perfect mechanisms and policies on traceability; building a national portal on traceability, perfecting the system of national technical regulations and national technical standards for agricultural products ”.
“The Ministry wishes to continue to have strong companionship and support from MARD and localities in the region as well as the active response and participation of the contingent of scientists, research institutes and schools. University is the subject of research activities; and businesses are the driving force for development, are the center of research and innovation activities ”, said Minister of Science and Technology Huynh Thanh Dat.
Source: Saigon Giai Phong