Using technology to develop the agricultural sector. â Photo baochinhphu.vn
The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau is making efforts to develop high-tech agriculture so that it can grow high-quality products with high yields.
Its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that some 33 organisations and individuals in the province were investing in high-tech agriculture.
They applied modern technologies to improve cultivation on 1,047ha, harvesting nearly 23,600 tonnes of vegetables, melon, grape fruit, banana and pomelo annually.
Besides, some 87 farms equipped with modern know-how have been built in the province to raise pigs and poultry, and they account for 38 per cent of the poultry and over 53 per cent of the pigs raised in the province.
Fifteen aquaculture production facilities are applying modern technologies, the province said.
Targeting green agriculture
The province said with many agricultural goods without details of origin available in the market, demand for information about safe agricultural products is huge.
It said consumers lacked information about safe agriculture products while producers of high-quality agricultural produce lack information about the market.
To overcome these challenges, the province regularly organises promotion campaigns to introduce organic and high-tech agricultural products to local consumers.
These campaigns attract lots of consumers, which helps the province further develop the high-tech agriculture sector.
One of the most effective campaigns is a TV programme called âGreen Agriculture-Clean Productsâ jointly produced by Ba Ria-Vung Tau Radio and Television and the departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Trade and Industry, and Health.
It advertises organic and safe agriculture products as well as local agricultural specialities.
Also in the programme, audiences are told about high-tech agricultural projects. Customers watching the programme can know about places and stores selling organic agricultural products and models that successfully apply modern technologies.
A drone demonstrates the ability to spray insecticide on fields in Bac Ninh Province. â Photo dantri.vn
Calling for investment
Last year, Ba Ria-Vung Tau organised an investment promotion conference discussing the potential of and opportunities to invest in high-tech agriculture in the province. The conference attracted nearly 300 Government and provincial leaders, experts, investors and business executives.
The conference disclosed plans for developing high-tech agriculture in the province until 2020 with a vision towards 2025 and preferential policies and solicited investment in the sector.
In another development, the Government has approved changes to land use plans for up to 2020 through Resolution No 117/NQ-CP dated September 06, 2018. Accordingly, the lands used to develop modern technologies include nearly 3,900ha in Xuyen Moc District, over 1,000ha in Chau Duc District, nearly 185ha in Dat Do District, and 20ha in Tan Thanh District.
The province has sought investment in high-tech agriculture, and nearly 50 companies have submitted proposals to invest in high-tech agricultural projects on a total of 5,000ha.
It has met with district authorities and other officials to collect opinions to help the investors set up their projects.
When these projects are carried out, the provincial agricultural sector, especially high-tech, will develop strongly, contributing to the development of the province and meeting the demands of locals and visitors. â VNS
High-tech agricultural projects seeking investment
(Under Decision 3167/QD-UBND dated 30/10/2017 by provincial Peopleâs Committee)
No Name of Project Expectation Products Location Size 1 High-tech agricultural project in Xuyen Moc Developing high-tech agricltural complex using modern technologies to grow vegetables fruits and breed livestock. Hoa Hoi Commune, Xuyen Moc District 234 ha 2 High-tech agricultural project in Chau Duc Developing high-tech agricultural complex with a number of areas earmarked for growing crops and raising livestock. Modern technologies will be applied to grow vegetables and fruits and raise pigs and poultry. Xuan Son Commune, Chau Duc District 314 ha 3 High-tech agricultural project in Dat Do Developing high-tech agricultural park for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. Phuoc Long Tho Commune, Dat Do District 50 ha