The Hanoitimes - Implementing a joint program to develop a safe vegetable supply chain for the city, Hanoi has developed plans for agricultural trade promotion with other provinces and cities in the region.
Hanoi has stepped up cooperation with many provinces and cities in the region in producing and consuming safe agricultural products to meet the capital's food demand.
According a report from the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), with the current production scale, the capital’s agriculture has basically met the consumption needs of some agricultural products such as pork, chicken, and poultry eggs.
Hanoi cooperates with other provinces in supplying clean agricultural products
However, many other items only meet a part of the market. For example, producers in the city meet only 40% demand of rice, 20% of beef, 25% of processed food, 40% of freshwater fish, and 40% of vegetables. Large amount of agricultural products and foodstuffs must be imported from neighboring provinces and cities, the report said.
Implementing a joint program to develop a safe vegetable supply chain for the city, the Hanoi DARD has developed plans, actively implemented and signed contracts for agricultural trade promotion with a number of provinces, cities in the northeast and the Red River Delta.
It is noteworthy that the provinces and cities under the program have been active in building, planning and developing safe farm produce to supply Hanoi. 21 provinces and cities have built and developed 461 safe food supply chains, providing large amount of clean agricultural products to local residents and Hanoi, the report added.
In the first seven months of 2018, the Hanoi DARD organized quarantine on 1.6 million cattle and poultry and about 117 tons of animal products from provinces and cities moving to Hanoi. consume. At the same time, the department inspected more than 70,300 turns of establishments producing and trading agricultural products, dealing with violations of the total amount of over VND17 billion (US$ 731,000).
According to Deputy Director of Hanoi DARD Ta Van Tuong, in the time ahead, the department will continue to promote the management of diseases, quarantine on animal products and food safety.
Moreover, the Hanoi DARD will keep sampling periodically, monitoring and analyzing the quality of agricultural products from the provinces, cities to Hanoi, Tuong said.
Tuong also asked the DARDs in provinces and cities to actively advise local leaders to promote the planning of key agricultural production areas in order to create specialty products, ensure food safety for Hanoi’s market.