(HBO) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Hoa Binh People’s Committee co-held a fair on agriculture and products under the "One Commune One Product (OCOP) programme in the North and the Hoa Binh province Citrus Fruit Festival on November 1 – 5.
Hoa Binh currently farms about 10,500 hectares of citrus fruits of various species, ranging from orange, tangerine to pomelo. The citrus fruit areas produce more than 150,000 tonnes of fruits annually that generate 450 million – 500 million VND per hectare. This has raised the average value of agricultural land to 135 million VND per hectare and contributed to the 6.2-percent agricultural growth in the province this year.
As part of the OCOP programme, Hoa Binh has recognised eight products as four-star class, 16 others three-star which are among the northern provinces’ 400 OCOP products. This has helped promote specialty products of each province among both domestic and foreign consumers.
The events featured nearly 200 exhibitors who displayed about 4,000 products at 300 booths. They provided an opportunity to advertise citrus fruits, OCOP and agricultural products from Hoa Binh and other northern provinces among the consumers.
It also aimed to raise the sense of responsibility among farmers and producers in agricultural production and distribution and urge them to improve the products’ added value and safety, sustainably develop and adapt to climate change, contributing to the building of new-style rural areas and raising rural living standards.
At the events’ opening ceremony, the provincial People’s Committee presented OCOP-standard certificates to eight four-star products, including Mai Chau brocades, Ha Phong fresh orange and orange juice, Inchi sachi tea, Lac Thuy chickens, Da River tilapia and Bagridae fishes, and Pa Co Shan Tuyet tea, alongside 16 three-star products.
Leaders of the province also launched a portal for tracking origin of local agricultural, forestry and fishery products – hb.check.net.vn./.
(HBO) - Forestry Chili has been a long time in Phu Luong. The people often go to the forest to collect chili to make the spice for everyday meals. Indeed, only the soil and climate conditions of Phu Luong region make forestry chili have a special aroma and a spicy taste. If they fertile in alluvial soil, the original characteristics will be lost.
(HBO) - Recently, the variety of the super sweet melon originating in Korea has been popular among the consumers thanks to its characteristic delicious flavor, high nutritional content and cool sweetness. This specialty fruit has also appeared in the provincial market. In addition to the imported sources, the Korean melon also has the inter-provincial origin with the existing model in Xam Khoe commune (Mai Chau).
(HBO) - As one of four local organisations in charge of credit loans from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP), the Hoa Binh farmers’ associations have closely followed the provincial socio-economic goals and worked with the bank in directing its chapters at all levels to implement measures to help poor families access the preferential loans.
(HBO) - According to Bui Thi Ngoi, Chairwoman of the Women’s Union of Lac Son district, women’s unions at all levels in the district have implemented the task of supporting women in innovative startup to develop household economy and reduce poverty in a sustainable manner. The unions helped women in disadvantageous circumstances access economic development models, guided them in how to optimize their own strong points and potential, and created conditions for them to contribute to the local economy.
(HBO) - Ky Son district houses hundreds of industrial and handicraft establishments processing agro-fishery products as well as producing construction materials and apparel, among others. The locality’s industrial production value reached 651.3 billion VND (28.15 million USD) in the first nine months of 2019, fulfilling 76 percent of the yearly target.
(HBO) – The One Commune-One Product (OCOP) programme, which has been launched recently, has proved to be a sound direction that contributes to the restructuring of agricultural sector, enhancing the production value and building trademark for typical farm produce of Yen Thuy district.