Reporting at the conference, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said that in the 2018-2020 period, the whole country had mobilized 22,845 billion VND to implement the OCOP Program. Up to now, the country has 59 provinces and cities organizing the evaluation and classification of OCOP products. As a result, 4,469 out of 6,210 (accounting for 72%) of the program’s products participating in the Program were recognized as 3 stars or more (1.86 times higher than the target set for the 2018-2020 period). Currently, the National OCOP Council is organizing the evaluation and rating for 43 potential 5-star OCOP products registered by localities.
MARD has cooperated with central and local agencies to organize 1 international fair and 15 OCOP forums/fairs at regional and national level to promote and introduce OCOP products; localities also organized 66 fairs on OCOP products with more than 10,000 stalls; 142 OCOP product centers/points of 23 provinces were built and put into operation.
MARD has also developed 24 OCOP consulting organizations; signed the program to coordinate with 10 central agencies and organizations; organized innovative startup programs and competitions for students, youth and women; formed many effective startup models for OCOP products in localities.
The program’s goal is that by 2025, the whole country will have at least 10,000 OCOP products recognized as 3 stars or more, of which at least 3% of OCOP products will reach 5 stars; strive to have at least 40% of OCOP entities being cooperatives and 30% of SMEs. At least 50% of rural craft villages will have OCOP products ...