According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, over the last 10 years, Vietnam has made positive changes in developing farm processing industry and agricultural mechanization. The industry of farm processing has a designed capacity of about 120 million tones a year. Vietnam also has more than 7,500 medium to large scale enterprises operating in the farm processing.
The farm processing industry has enjoyed an annual growth rate of 5-7%. As a result, its exports rose by about 8-10%. Last year, farm export attained a turnover of US$41.3 billion. Vietnam’s farm produce have been exported to over 186 countries and territories worldwide.
Currently, there are more than 7,800 mechanical enterprises and nearly 100 farm machines production businesses in Vietnam. The rate of mechanization has reached 94% in the stage of ploughing, 42% in the sowing and planting stage, 77% in the stage of breeding animals and planting trees and 65% in the harvest stage.
Vietnam targets to rank among the world’s top ten most developed agricultural countries and become a global hub for agricultural logistics and processing.
Making conclusion at the conference, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined the need to offer preferential policies to remove difficulties for the development of agricultural mechanization and farm produce processing, aiming to fulfill the set targets.
He requested relevant ministries and localities to focus on enhancing cooperation to promote processing of agricultural products and mechanization in agriculture.
The PM pointed out the modest rate of mechanization in agricultural production and asked for the drastic actions to develop those fields.