MARD’s Working Group 970 launched forum “Agricultural Production and Consumption”
MEKSEA.COM – Working Group 970 hold a virtual forum “Agricultural Production and Consumption” with the attendance of Le Minh Hoan – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh, Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien and more than 400 bridge broadcasting representatives of local Departments of Agriculture, experts, distributors and above 200 enterprises and cooperatives across Vietnam on Aug 31, 2021 to find the solutions for agricultural production and consumption during complicated coronavirus situation.
In the opening speech, Minister Le Minh Hoan emphasized that e-commerce 4.0 and supply chain play an important role in meeting market demand.
Boosting agricultural output and increasing consumption
In the meeting, Nguyen Ngoc Thach – Editor-in-Chief of the Vietnam Agriculture News stated function, objective and mission of the forum. According to him, in fact, the connection of production places with consumption markets is having many difficulties. Therefore, the forum’s objective is to strengthen information, boost agricultural output, and increase consumption, all under the auspices of the Steering Committee for Agricultural Market Development.
Nguyen Ngoc Thach affirmed that the goal of the forum is to promote information enhancement, production, and consumption of agricultural products. (photo: nongnghiep.vn)
Ho Chi Minh City received assistance from Working Grop 970
At Ho Chi Minh bridge broadcasting, Dinh Minh Hiep, Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ho Chi Minh City said that during the complicated coronavirus situation, Working Group 970 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has assisted in meeting the food needs of people in the city, particularly supplying the agricultural combo package of 10kg.
Through the forum, Tran Minh Hai, Director of The Cooperative Economy Training and Consulting Center at the Institute of Management for Agriculture and Rural Development II said that the agricultural combo package supplies 55% of its goods to Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong. Currently, Working Group 970 has established 1.344 focal suppliers of agricultural, forestry and fishery products, vegetables, fruits, processed products, with about ten industrial groupings. Working Group 970 receives supplies from a wide variety of sources.
Sai Gon Co-op plans to deploy sales through e-commerce site during covid19 pandemic
Nguyen Anh Duc, General Director of Ho Chi Minh City Union of Commercial Cooperatives on behalf of Saigon Co-op expressed his honor to be invited to attend the forum. Through connection with Working Group 970, his enterprise has linked with more than 1.344 focal suppliers purchase thousands of tons of agricultural. The next time, they will deeply connect with input material suppliers, deploy flexible sales and delivery methods to fulfill the needs of people in the city such as sales through e-commerce or delivery by the army. Moreover, they also plan to export Vietnam agriculture.
Central Group sponsored 10,000 combos package of 10kg for people severely affected by the epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai
In addition, Central Group cooperated with Working Group 970 to sponsored 10,000 combos package of 10kg for people severely affected by the epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Dong Nai. Paul Le, Vice President of Central Retail Group committed to assisting in meeting the needs of people about the supply of agricultural products and daily necessities during coronavirus pandemic.
Mekong Seafood Connection: it is necessary to have smooth information between supply and demand
According to Hoang Van Duy, General Director of Mekong Seafood Connection (MEKSEA), a member of Mekong Food Group – specializing in the distribution of agro-forestry-fishery products to 80 markets around the world, thanks to supporting of Working Group 970 and leaders of local Departments of Agriculture, MEKSEA connected with cooperatives, suppliers having the abundant supply of raw materials but facing a backlog due to the impact of the disease and MEKSEA collected about 300 tons of seafood.
Mr.Hoang Van Duy petitioned that it is necessary to have smooth information between supply and demand.
Currently, MEKSEA is in demand for about 1.500 tons of raw materials, 3.000 tons of processed materials. MEKSEA also has a huge demand for frog legs, tilapia, shrimp, and pangasius.
MEKSEA’s representative also raised some limitations of input material suppliers such as: only raw materials can be met, no preliminary processing is available.
The link between companies in cooperation and large orders is still difficult. MEKSEA also suggested that Working Group 970, and local Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, connect more with capable facilities, stable input materials, in order to meet more deeply in terms of quality, food hygiene and safety of export market.
In addition, MEKSEA suggested promoting a forum “Agricultural Production and Consumption”. Mr. Duy said that it is necessary to have smooth information between supply and demand, in order to help units with great demand to close orders soon, and at the same time, transparent unit prices, increase competitiveness, and reduce small links with each cooperatives, production units.
The locality shares one heart with the working group
During the launch, representatives of the provinces of Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Kom Tum said that the support of Working Group 970 in removing a lot of agricultural products production and consumption in the complicated situation of the country. covid-19 epidemic. As for Kom Tum province, with the advantage of good disease control, Kon Tum has both maintained the production and consumption chains of agricultural and forestry products and transported relief goods to the city. In Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and some southern provinces, it is estimated that about 100 tons of agricultural products per month.
Minister Le Minh Hoan believes that e-commerce 4.0 will transform agricultural production thinking into agricultural economy (photo: nongnghiep.vn)
Minister Le Minh Hoan: converting the thinking of agricultural production to an agricultural economy
At the end of the launch, Mr. Le Minh Hoan, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, thanked the members of Working Group 970. He believes that e-commerce 4.0 will transform agricultural production thinking into agricultural economy, from single-valued growth to multi-valued growth, while taking the market as the standard for production and management. The forum “Agricultural Production and Consumption” is not only to help businesses find sources of goods but also to help state agencies change their management and leadership methods from local to national.
Mekong Seafood Connection implements the program “CONNECTING VIETNAM SEAFOOD FROM AREA TO GLOBAL CUSTOMERS” through MARD’s Working Group 970. Interested Cooperatives and Suppliers, please email to mailbox: email@example.com / hotline: 0903897469 for more details.
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By Huyen Duong/Tuyen Ho (Meksea Team)
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