Dec 04, 2020 / 08:19

Hanoi supports 900 firms in tracing origin of agricultural products

The Hanoitimes - 100% of products from 141 production and distribution chains of agro-forestry-fishery products in Hanoi, as well as 80.5% of fruit stores, are using QR code for origins tracing.

As many as 900 businesses have been supported to use QR code in tracing origins of agricultural products in the period 2018–20.

 Customers can now trace origins for thousands of agricultural products in Hanoi. 

Districts in Hanoi such as Dong Anh and Chuong My, among others, have established their own QR code traceability systems that are based on the city’s platform known as the Agro – Forestry -Fishery and Food Traceability System (https://hn.check.net.vn/), jointly developed by the municipal Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (DARD) and the Enterprise Center for Integration and Development (IDE).

To date, the system has provided instruction and created accounts for 2,854 businesses, up 740 against that of 2018, including cooperatives, producers, and distributors of agricultural products, while issuing food safety logo for 766 fruit stores.

DARD has been tasked with raising the public awareness regarding origin tracing via QR code, in which over 20,000 leaflets providing instruction on the use of QR code have been distributed to producers, businesses and customers.

The department also supported Minh Khai wholesale market (Bac Tu Liem district) and the Southern wholesale market business center (Hoang Mai district) with 3,000 manuals  on origins tracing.

The local authorities have organized 53 training classes for officials at districts, wards, businesses, producers and customers in Hanoi, on promoting IT application during the process of agricultural production and distribution.

During the 2018 - 2020 period, DARD has issued 8,702 QR codes for 635 enterprises in Hanoi and 238 in other cities and provinces.

This has ensured 100% of products from 141 production and distribution chains of agro-forestry-fishery products in Hanoi, as well as 80.5% of fruit stores, are using QR code for origins tracing.