Update: 10:48 | 01/06/2023
The Chairman of the People's Committee of the northern province of Bac Giang has has just sent a dispatch asking for assistance to local farmers in selling their farm products on e-commerce platforms, contributing to boosting the development of digital agriculture and rural areas in the locality.
Accordingly, district-level People’s Committees are required to coordinate with relevant units to organise training classes in digital skills and transactions on e-commerce platforms for agricultural production households in an attempt to ensure all products rated three-star or more under the One Commune One Product (OCOP) Programme are available on e-commerce platforms.
Bac Giang helps farmers sell products on digital platforms.
In addition, localities should timely provide information on crops and harvest output of products, the time of harvest, prices, types and grades of agricultural products for e-commerce platforms.
Agricultural production households will receive support to create accounts and introduce their products on e-commerce platforms with all necessary information on prices and standards on traceability, quality such as Global Good Agricultural Practices (GlobalGap) and Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practice (VietGap) that they apply in production.
In addition, media agencies in the province will popularise e-commerce platforms such as Postmart.vn of Vietnam Post Corporation and Voso.vn of Viettel Post Corporation to all agricultural production households and businesses.
The provincial postal agency and Viettel Post Bac Giang are asked to send staff members to help farmers and related agencies with IT technology as well as procedures in packaging and delivery of products.
Last year, 113,670 local businesses, cooperatives and households opened bank accounts and four units opened booths on Voso.vn and Postmart.vn to promote and sell agricultural products of the province.
In the 2021 lychee crop, Bac Giang farmers sold nearly 2,500 tonnes of lychee on e-commerce platforms.
To support sustainable fruit tree development in the province during 2021-2025, in 2022 Bac Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development digitised data of 129 concentrated fruit growing areas. The province continues to synchronise its database on forest resources and forest land with the national forestry sector management information system (FORMIS).
Besides, many digital transformation models have been built and implemented in the agricultural sector in the province such as the model of applying Biofloc technology to intensive fish farming in Minh Duc and Nghia Trung communes (Viet Yen district) and Tan Thanh commune (Lang Giang district), and the use of drones to control pests and diseases in rice production and lychee cultivation in accordance with VietGAP standards in Duong Duc commune (Lang Giang district), Tu Lan commune (Viet Yen district) and Quy Son commune (Luc Ngan district).