15:58 | 16/08/2016 Society
(VEN) - A four-side agreement has been made for safe vegetable production and sales cooperation at Van Noi Commune, Dong Anh District, Hanoi.
Safe vegetables have increasingly attracted consumers
The four sides include the Dong Anh District Plant Protection Station, the Van Noi Commune People’s Committee, co-operatives and traders. This agreement, together with the participatory guarantee system (PGS) will be useful for the traceability of safe vegetables.
Dong Anh has 1,343ha under cultivation, 502ha of which has been set for safe vegetables. It ranked first in Hanoi in safe vegetable production and processing, including 37 certified safe vegetable production facilities and 16 certified safe vegetable processing facilities. Van Noi Commune led the district in terms of safe vegetable area and the number of production and processing facilities including 144ha and 19 certified safe vegetable production and distribution facilities.
Due to the large farming area and the big number of safe vegetable production, processing and distribution facilities, Dong Anh found it difficult to control and monitor safe vegetable production, processing and distribution. There is a vegetable wholesale market in Van Noi Commune where both safe and unsafe vegetables causing difficulties in safe vegetable trading.
Head of the Dong Anh District Plant Protection Station Nguyen Hong Tuyen said that the station provided local leaders with consultancy on issuance of safe vegetable production, processing and distribution documents, while asking safe vegetable production, processing and distribution facilities to cooperate with the station in PGS implementation. The station provided PGS-training courses for 20 safe vegetable production, processing and distribution facilities, assigned 25 staff members to guide these facilities on PGS implementation, and provided the Hanoi Plant Protection Department with consultancy on PGS implementation.
Twelve of the 19 certified safe vegetable production and distribution cooperatives in Van Noi Commune agreed to sign the agreement including Dam Village Safe Vegetable Production and Distribution Co., Ltd No 5, Thu Huyen Safe Vegetable Production, Processing and Distribution Cooperative, Quang Vinh Safe Vegetable Processing Co., Ltd, Ba Chu Agricultural Services Cooperative, Vien Noi Agricultural Services Cooperative and Dao Duc Cooperative. Six of them have secured partners for contracts.
Head of the Hanoi Plant Protection Department Nguyen Duy Hong appreciated efforts by the four sides that yielded in the agreement. Through this agreement, it is possible to implement punishments for both buyers and sellers of chemicals, such as fines or withdrawal of business license.
With 140ha of safe vegetables, 16 certified safe vegetable production facilities, 10 certified safe vegetable processing facilities and 19 agricultural cooperatives, Van Noi Commune can provide 40 tonnes of safe vegetable for Hanoi per day.