Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on December 12 requested the Vietnamese Farmers’ Union (VFU) to better perform its role in connecting the Party and State with farmers, protecting the legitimate rights and interests of farmers, and proposing policies for agriculture, farmer and rural development.

The Vietnamese Farmers’ Union seventh congress opens in Hanoi on December 12. (Photo: NDO/Dang Khoa)


The leader made the request at the opening ceremony of the union’s seventh congress in Hanoi, which drew 999 delegates representing more than 10 million farmers nationwide.

He said that over the past 88 years since its founding, the VFU has grown strongly and made great contributions to the country’s revolution.

In the previous tenure, the union made a number of steps to reform its operation methods to maintain its central role in famers’ movements and the building of new-style rural areas, he added.

The leader also pointed to a number of shortcomings by the union, including the slow innovation in its operation process as well as industrialisation and modernisation of agriculture and rural areas.

He stressed that the Party and State have defined agriculture, farmers and rural areas as strategic factors in the national industrialisation, modernisation, construction and defence, as well as an important force for socio-economic development and environmental protection.


Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the session. (Photo: NDO/Dang Khoa)

In order to meet requirements in the new period and maintain sustainable development, it is necessary for the union to continue reforming its operation and fostering solidarity among formers, turning them into a great revolutionary, economic, political and social force of the Party and State, the leader stated.

He also asked Party organisations, local administrations, the Vietnam Fatherland Front and political-social organisations to create favourable conditions for the union to operate effectively.

According to a report at the congress, in the 2013-2018 period, the union held 130,000 agro-forestry-fishery training courses for more than 15 million officials and farmers, while building and transferring over 14,000 models of technology application to agro-forestry-fishery production to farmers.

The union has held more than 410,000 technology training courses for nearly 25 million members, along with 62,000 production models involving nearly 6.32 million farmers.

In the next tenure, the union aims to have at least 60% of members accessing the Internet, and 100% of union’s officials receiving training on new agricultural knowledge and communication skills.

                                    Source: NDO

Related Topics

Dong Lai commune brings Party Resolutions to life

(HBO) - Over the past years, the Party Committee of Dong Lai commune (Tan Lac) has focused on leading and directing Party cells, agencies and mass organisations to build plans bring the Resolution of the commune's Party Congress for the 2020 - 2025 term and the annual Resolution of the commune's Party Committee to life.

Ngoc Son commune shows strong performance in implementing Party resolutions

(HBO) – Over the years, under the leadership of the Party committee and local administration, local residents in Ngoc Son commune, Lac Son district have shown strong performance in implementing major tasks set in the resolutions of the Party congresses at all levels, especially in expanding production, thus greatly improving their living conditions and the face of the rural commune.

Outstanding youths in following President Ho Chi Minh's teachings honoured

(HBO) – A ceremony to honour youths with outstanding performance in following President Ho Chi Minh's teachings was held by the Youth Union of Hoa Binh province on May 18. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Council and head of the provincial Party Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Ngoc Kien attended the event.

Minister of Science and Technology has meeting with Hoa Binh leaders

(HBO) – A delegation of the Ministry of Science and Technology led by member of the Party Central Committee and Minister Huynh Thanh Dat had a working session with leaders of Hoa Binh province on May 18 to look into production, business, and public investment facilitation, infrastructure building, and foreign trade of the locality.

20 years of the National Day of Great Solidarity - consolidating and promoting the power of the block of great unity

(HBO) - After 20 years of implementing Resolution No. 04, dated August 1, 2003 of the Presidium of Vietnam Fatherland Central Committee on organizing the National Day of Great Solidarity has affirmed to be the great festival of the community, contributing to consolidating and promoting the power of the block nof great unity, creating the consensus for successfully implementing the goals and tasks from each residential area and locality.

Winners of contests on studying, following President Ho Chi Minh’s example honoured

(HBO) – Winners of the two contests on studying and following President Ho Chi Minh’s ideology, morality and lifestyle in Hoa Binh province were honoured at a ceremony on May 16.