Participants raised questions relating to coffee production and export, the fight against fake pesticide production, aquaculture, agricultural processing, and preferential credit programmes for farmers who are facing difficulties, among others.
In reply, PM Phuc ordered maintaining coffee production and improving coffee quality in the Central highlands as the bean has been considered the country’s major, strategic product.
The leader expressed his hope that local farmers will make greater efforts to counter the European Commission’s illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) yellow card warning.
He said Vietnam has ample room for agricultural processing, and the State will work harder to call for investors in this sphere.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong and Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Dao Minh Tu also joined the Q&A session.
In his closing remarks, PM Phuc reiterated the Party and State’s viewpoints on strong, comprehensive agriculture and rural development, and bringing a happy and wealthy life to farmers.
He highlighted the application of cutting-edge technologies and the Fourth Industrial Revolution in agricultural production in order to raise competitiveness of the sector.
This is the third dialogue between the government leader and farmers, following the first in the northern province of Hai Duong in April 2018, and the second in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in December 2019.
Later on September 28, PM Phuc had a working session with representatives of Dak Lak province, during which he urged the locality to put forth a socio-economic development plan for 2021 to improve the economic scale and quality.
He requested relevant ministries and agencies to complete the infrastructure system connecting Dak Lak and the country’s major economic regions.
On this occasion, the PM witnessed the hand-over 100 bank-funded houses to local poor residents.