[hepr-vn] Poor regions work on food security
vern.weitzel at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 06:51:39 EST 2008
I wonder what kind of rice and what production technology for rice
in the uplands. V
Poor regions work on food security
08/07/2008 -- 7:02 PM
Hanoi (VNA) - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Cao Duc
Phat has asked the northern mountainous and northern central regions to focus on
rice production to increase the staple’s annual outputs by 2 percent from now to
Phat made the suggestion during an online conference on July 8 with authorities
from 17 provinces in the two regions rated as the poorest in the country.
The growth rate of rice production set by the minister for the regions from
2015-2020 has increased to between 1.2 and 1.5 percent a year.
He also called for further investment in other food crops such as maize and
industrial crops, including tea and rubber, to improve farmers’ incomes and
ensure food security.
Progress made in implementing policies that support agricultural production for
the poor and the Government’s relief aid during the recent prolonged cold spells
also drew his attention.
Phat also asked local administrations about their preparations for difficulties
in crop planting and animal husbandry arising from the approaching winter.--Enditem
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