Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a strategy for sustainable
development of agriculture and rural areas for 2021 - 2030, with a vision to
The general goal is to
develop cash crop cultivation based on local advantages; oriented
towards high productivity, quality, effectiveness, sustainability, and competitiveness;
firmly guarantees national food security; and substantially helps with
socio-economic stability, natural disaster and epidemic prevention and control,
climate change response, and effective implementation of international
commitments on greenhouse gas emission reduction.
The strategy also aims to
improve income, life quality, role, and stature of agricultural stakeholders;
create non-agriculture jobs to help rural residents alleviate poverty and
ensure equal development opportunities among the regions; comprehensively develop
rural areas; uphold and bring into play the national cultural identity; and
combine agricultural and rural economic development with new-style countryside
A net house for vegetable cultivation in An Binh ward of Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province (Photo: VNA)
Among the detailed targets
for 2030, agriculture - forestry - fisheries are expected to achieve GDP growth
of 2.5 - 3 percent, an increase of 5.5 - 6 percent in labour productivity, and
exports rise of 5 - 6 percent each year on average.
Besides, the strategy looks
to raise rural residents’ income by 2.5 - 3 times from 2020, bring down the multidimensional
household poverty rate by 1 - 1.5 percent annually, reduce the percentage of agricultural
workers to less than 20 percent of the total workers in society, and increase the
rate of trained agricultural workers to over 70 percent.
It also targets at least 90
percent of the communes nationwide recognised as new-style rural areas, environmentally
friendly agriculture adapted to climate change, and greenhouse gas emissions
down 10 percent from 2020./.