(HBO) – In an attempt to promote local agricultural products, over the past time, farmers’ unions at all levels in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh have carried out practical activities to assist their members to produce and develop local products under the "One commune - One product” (OCOP) programme, contributing to raising incomes for the locals.
farm produce and OCOP products produced by farmers in the province are
displayed for sale at a shop in Mu residential quarter, Da Bac town, Da Bac
In recent years, farmers' unions at all levels in the province
have proactively organised supporting programmes to help their members develop
typical products and promoting OCOP products whilebuilding cooperative
groups and developing the collective economy.
According to statistics from the provincial Farmers' Union,
during 2018 - 2023, the union has supportedthe establishment of 72 new
cooperatives with 586 members, 329 cooperative groups with 4,973 members,
bringing the total number of cooperatives in Hoa Binh to 226 and 492
Besides, 1,136 science and technology training courses on
farming, animal husbandry, aquaculture for 66,000 members were opened during
In addition, the provincial union has signed cooperation
agreements with its counterparts in other provinces and cities, as well as the
post office and Viettel branch in Hoa Binh to promote local products in other
localities and e-commerce platforms. To date, there have been nearly 2,980 agricultural
and OCOP productshave been posted on e-commerce platforms including
Postmart.vn,Voso.vn, among others.
effectiveness of these activities has brought about positive changes in
socio-economic development in the province.Agriculture has shifted strongly
from traditional to commodity production. In particular, many farmers have
proactively applied science and technology to productionand engage in
production chains in association with building product brands, helping to
increase income and creating jobs for hundreds of labourers.
The One Commune One Product (OCOP) programme has helped encourage active labour among farmers, increasing production and creating high-quality products. In response to the programme, farmers in Phu Cuong commune, Tan Lac district, are working on their local sweet potato branding and forming a concentrated production area for better income and economic development.
Measures have been taken in Hung Thi commune, Lac Thuy district to eliminate hunger, reduce poverty and increase the income of residents. Currently, the commune has an average income of 51.1 million VND ($2,120 USD) per capita per year and its poverty rate is just 18%.
A delegation from Sao Do (Red Star) Entrepreneurs’ Club led by its President Nguyen Canh Hong has visited Hoa Binh to explore investment opportunities in the province.
Over the years, businesses located in local industrial parks (IP) have operated stably, completing and exceeding their plan and enjoying growth in revenue, export revenue and State budget payment, while contributing to creating jobs for local labourers.
In the cause of sustainable poverty reduction, the State’s supporting policies are considered a powerful lever to help poor and near-poor households escape poverty in Hoa Binh province. Over the past years, the Party committee and authorities of Tan My commune (Lac Son district) have always paid attention to and focused on implementing sustainable poverty reduction. Their efforts have produced positive results.