According to Mr. Le Quoc Thanh - Director of National Center for Agricultural Extension, cooperation agreement between National Center for Agricultural Extension, Central New Rural Coordination Office and Thien Tam Fund will focus on three main contents: Cooperate in training, training and capacity building of agricultural extension officers and producers in order to increase incomes and improve living standards for people, especially poor farmers and fishermen in near poorverty line and disadvantaged areas; Cooperate in building typical agricultural extension models (models of circular agriculture, organic agriculture, models of disaster risk reduction, poverty alleviation, etc.) in ecological regions and concentrated production areas in the whole country; Cooperate in activities media and communication and datalize, transfer technical advances in agriculture to ensure the dissemination of results and effectiveness of the programs and projects to the social community.
Mr. Le Quoc Thanh - Director of National Center for Agricultural Extension gave speech at the conference
Mr. Ngo Truong Son - Chief of Central New Rural Coordination Office said that the National Target Program on building new rural areas has been implemented for more than 10 years and achieved many positive results. One of the reasons to achieve that result is thanks to resources, of which resources from the central government account for less than 2%, local resources about 10%, the rest from socialization, credit... Therefore, cooperation of VinGroup through the Thien Tap Fund to support implementation of this program will be meaningful, helping the program to be more effective.
Mr. Ly Minh Tuan - Director of Thien Tam Fund
With the mission of "For a better life for everyone", during the past 17 years, VinGroup's Thien Tam Fund has implemented many activities from improvement throughout the country and recognize the special role of the agricultural sector in the stability and socio-economic development of the country. This is also a field related to the lives of tens of millions of Vietnamese farmers. Thien Tam Fund has advocated spending a part of the budget to support this field, especially focusing on supporting the development of agriculture, farmers and rural areas. With that policy, Mr. Ly Minh Tuan - Director of Thien Tam Fund said that he was very pleased together with National Center for Agricultural Extension and Central New Rural Coordination Office, signed an agreement on cooperation in developing typical agricultural and rural models associated with new rural construction. He hoped that the three sides would coordinate well with this agreement, contribute to local economic development and join hands in the sustainable development of Vietnam's agriculture and rural development.
At the ceremony, Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam thanked VinGroup for the support through Thien Tam Fund and signed a cooperation agreement with the National Center for Agricultural Extension and the Central New Rural Coordination Office. Given that farmers are the fundamental force of Vietnamese society, Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam emphasized that the signing of cooperation between the three parties must be truly meaningful and effective through advanced models construction improving capacity for farmers, awaking creative potential in production, exploiting local specialties, enhancing quality of life, creating long-term livelihoods for people through agricultural production./.