Bac Giang connects to help sell farm produce in pandemic hit areas

Update: 10:13 | 25/05/2021

(BGO) – Recently, apart from lychee, Bac Giang province has had many kinds of farm produce at peak and short harvest time. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the farmers find a lot of difficulties in consumption. The competent agencies, organizations and individuals have taken great efforts to support the local farmers to sell the farm produce. 

Slow consumption

The Covid-19 pandemic causes several impacts on selling agriculture products. Luc Nam district has about 400 ha of pineapple and hundreds ha of soya bean and water melon ...at peak harvest time, mostly in the commune of Dong Phu, Tam Di, Bao Dai, Bao Son, Chu Dien, Phuong Son...

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Farmer in Huong Son commune (Lang Giang district) gets support in pineapple consumption.

However, it is hard for the farmers to sell the products, especially those without consumption contracts. The price is sharply reduced. Even the agriculture products which sale contracts like pineapple, cucumber, soya bean...are difficult to sell because the traders refuse to come to buy products in pandemic hit areas.

The situation is the same in Lang Giang district where the social isolation and disease control stations are set up; restaurants and stores are temporarily closed. Thus, the traders do not want to come such localities to purchase products, causing the price of farm produce sharply reduce.

Not only vegetables and roots, Yen The hill chickens are sold slowly. Now, the district has more than 2 million of chickens, 300,000 of which are ready to be sold mostly in provincial market because the traders from other province refuse to come to buy the products.

Flexible solutions

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bac Giang now has nearly 1 million pigs with productivity of 44,000 tonnes of pork, nearly 10,000 tonnes of poultry; nearly 17,000 tonnes of fishery product; 20,000 tonnes of vegetables; 15,000 tonnes of pineapple....

The provincial People’s Committee (PPC) proposed the Prime Minister to instruct the People’s Committee in other provinces and cities to facilitate and create favourable condition for transport vehicles to travel and sell Bac Giang’s farm produce in the areas; assist the procedures relating to goods transaction via border gate in a quick manner; order the Central Ministries and Sectors to support the province to connect and accelerate the consumption and export of agriculture products...

Bac Giang now has nearly 1 million pigs with productivity of 44,000 tonnes of pork, nearly 10,000 tonnes of poultry; nearly 17,000 tonnes of fishery product; 20,000 tonnes of vegetables; 15,000 tonnes of pineapple....

So far, Lang Son province and Ho Chi Minh city have issued document committing to help Bac Giang province consume local products.

According to Tran Quang Tan, Director of the Department of Industry and Trade, apart from making lychee consumption plan and scheme, the PPC instructed the districts to make the list and specific plan to consume other products, facilitate the traders and businesses to buy the products with appropriate preventive measure against Covid-19, focus on attracting enterprises to process the farm produces...

In case of prolong disease, the sector should make detail plan about the consumption channels and assistance to farmers, producers, businesses so as to ensure the disease prevention and increase the production effectiveness.

Focusing on linkage and online consumption

Several localities have creative methods to support the farmers to sell the products. Head of the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development in Luc Nam district Vu Van Son said the district arranges the weighting points near the disease control stations at the villages having the farm produces to sell so as to ease the traders and business in travelling and purchasing activities.

Various organizations and agencies have actively communicated on zalo and facebook to promote the products and support the farmers to sell their products. Besides, the Farmers’ Association and communal Youth Union assign members to help the farmers in two isolated villages in Huong Son commune transport pineapple to the consuming sites.

In Yen The district, the district People’s Committee is making the plan to sell and produce agriculture products, firstly accelerating to sell products on e-commerce platform and increase chicken processing products.

Apart from the traditional selling method, Luc Ngan and Tan Yen districts also instructed the units and cooperatives to focus on online trade and e-commerce stores.

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