12:34 | 05/12/2015 Economy- Society
(VEN) - In recent years, Hanoi has applied measures to improve links in the local livestock sector, with a focus on supply and demand and planning, which have led to higher economic efficiency.
Large-scale livestock breeding models have brought farmers in Hanoi high income
Shaping many new key breeding areas
The Hanoi People’s Committee issued a decision in June 2011 on large-scale breeding models and improving supply and demand links in the local livestock sector.
According to the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the city has 69 key breeding communes and more than 3,000 farms. Every year, these communes and farms market about 160,000 tonnes of meat, 610 million eggs, 870,000 piglets and 35 million poultry.
“Thanks to shaping the breeding communes and farms, we have better controlled livestock diseases and reduced environmental pollution, while improving food supplies for the city. In addition, new technologies have been applied in breeding as part of the city’s agricultural modernization plan,” said Director of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chu Phu My.
Hanoi leads the country with more than 24,000 buffaloes, 142,000 oxen, more than 1.4 million pigs and more than 25 million poultry, and has recorded more than VND20.2 trillion in sectoral production value.
Strengthening supply and demand links in livestock sector
According to Deputy Director of the Hanoi Livestock Development Center Nguyen Ngoc Son, the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development assigned the center to boost supply and demand links in the local livestock sector in 2012 and to date the latter has coordinated with related agencies to set up 19 supply and demand chains, employing about 4,000 workers at more than 3,000 farms and providing the supplies for big supermarkets including Big C, Metro, Vinmart and Fivimart, and shops, schools, colleges and hospitals across the city.
The Hanoi Green Food Public Company, for example, has been praised for its safety traceability food supply and demand chain which has attracted 6 corporate participants with 80 breeding farms that monthly market 500 tonnes of pork, 100 tonnes of chicken and 25,000 eggs, securing consumer trust.
Recognizing that the local herds have just met about 60 percent of the local demand, Hanoi will continue to boost large-scale breeding as part of the effort to improve the quality and productivity of breeding products.
Quynh Nga & Lan Anh