Hanoi enhances supply of safe farm produce for residents

21-Sep-2019 Intellasia | HanoiTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Hanoi’s authority will facilitate businesses to invest in processing, associating, buying goods from farmers and building hi-tech agricultural models.

Hanoi has recently promoted regional cooperation with localities across the country to provide toxin-free food to the capital’s consumers, local media reported.

According to statistics, 10 million people of Hanoi consume about 7,000 tonnes of food per month including rice, beef, poultry, fish products and seafood, among others.

In particular, the consumption during holidays increases from 5 percent -21 percent, while businesses and manufacturers in Hanoi can only meet from 30 percent-60 percent of the local demand.

So far, provinces and cities in Vietnam have developed 461 safe food supply chains, providing a significant amount of safe agriculturalforestryfishery products for national consumption, according to Nguyen Thi Mai Anh, deputy director of the Hanoi centre for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion. In the capital city alone, 80 food safety chains have been established, from production to consumption, she added.

Pham Van Thuy, director of the centre for High-tech Agriculture (EGreen), said that the company has now implemented and successfully applied highly-active biotechnology on many crops. Thereby, it is willing to cooperate for expanding production, connecting with distributors to supply high-quality agricultural commodities to the market.

Hanoi supports farm-to-table chains

Naomichi Muroka, deputy chief representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) Office in Vietnam, said that the daily demand for safe crops and commodities is on the rise, so the potential for safe farm produce in Vietnam is huge.

“For Vietnam’s agriculture including that of Hanoi to meet the increasing demand of domestic and foreign markets, the country needs to improve technology application in production,” said Naomichi Muroka.

Chief Technical Advisor of the Jica’s Technical Cooperation Project Team Nanakubo noted that, with the support of Jica Safe Crop, the centre has built a website (nongsanantoanhanoi.gov.vn) with a view to connecting and supporting reputable production facilities and businesses to introduce safe and high-quality farm goods.

Besides, to create favourable conditions for businesses, Hanoi will support the development of chains from production to consumption, also known as farm-to-table, to control quality, enhance product value, and regulate benefits among the links in the chains.

In particular, the city’s authority will facilitate businesses to invest in processing, associating, buying goods from farmers and building hi-tech agricultural models.

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