Departments, agencies and sectors of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have been urged to focus on the implementation of measures to enhance the quality of large-scale fields.
At a meeting to carry out the city’s large-scale field development plan to 2020 and orientation through 2025 on May 25, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Dao Anh Dung said there are 30 enterprises involving in implementing the large-scale field model in Can Tho, yet difficulties remain in the performance.
According to the official, the city should put only 30,000 hectares of rice cultivation under the large-scale field model by 2020 to ensure the quality and sustainability. The figure will be expanded to 40,000 hectares by 2025.
The agricultural sector needs to pilot other crops and short-term industrial crops on between 15 and 20 large-scale field models.
According to the agricultural sector, five localities will join the plan on developing 40,000 ha of rice cultivation under the large-scale field model, namely Co Do, Phong Dien, Thoi Lai, Vinh Thanh and Thot Not districts with the involvement of over 30,700 households.
Vinh Thanh will zone off 16,000 hectares for the model, the largest area among the five districts, followed by Thoi Lai with 13,000 hectares and Co Do with 8,000 hectares.
Communication and training work and financial assistance will be provided for those who join large-scale field development while cooperatives will be developed for the model.
By 2025, Can Tho will develop safe agricultural production areas while forming high-quality rice production cooperatives, and improving the capability of cooperatives’ management boards. The city also focuses on the connection among enterprises and farmers and the application of advanced technology.
In 2016, Can Tho put 18,300 hectares of rice cultivation under the large-scale model, up from 400 hectares in 2011.
Advanced technology was applied in the production, reducing cost, increasing productivity, quality and profits while protecting the environment./.