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Hanoi to modernise urban agriculture

Produce for sale at a busy market stall in Hanoi (WRENmedia)
Produce for sale at a busy market stall in Hanoi

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi, Vietnam, is urging development officials in the capital to boost socio-economic growth in outlying peri-urban and rural districts as part of the rural modernisation plans for 2006-2010. Party Committee Secretary, Pham Quang Nghi, emphasised the need to provide farmers with support and new technologies, and added that there was a need for reforestation and cleaner water in the city

Eighty per cent of the city's total area, including five outlying districts, is dedicated to agriculture. Although city developers in Hanoi have outlined plans to produce safer and higher quality farm produce, the agriculture sector has fallen behind in applying advanced technologies. In response, the department has earmarked land for agricultural production projects to boost quality production of vegetables, fruit trees, flowers and aquaculture.

Date published: July 2007


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