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Jun 23, 2016 / 17:51

Boosting advanced technology application for rural development

The technology applied in building new - style rural areas needs be advanced and modern to contribute significantly to creating high-quality and competitive goods, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Khanh stressed at a conference in Hanoi on June 22.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference in Hanoi on June 22 to review the implementation of the Science and Technology Programme serving the building of new - style rural areas in 2011-2015 period, and discussed orientations for the programme in the 2016-2020. 
 
At the conference.
At the conference.
Addressing the meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat stressed that projects under the programme should follow the demands of localities, enterprises and the people, and further support the realisation of new - style rural building targets. 
Minister Phat noted that policies, measures and sustainable and effective methods should be devised, especially for remote and disadvantaged areas, towards accelerating the restructuring of agricultural production and boosting rural economic development. 
The minister urged scientists to contribute further to promoting scientific and technological application in building new - style rural areas.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Khanh highlighted the need to speed up the programme, focusing on promoting technological transfer, training technicians who guide farmers, and applying technologies in economic development. 
Deputy Minister Khanh also emphasised that the technology applied in building new - style rural areas needs be advanced and modern to contribute significantly to creating high-quality and competitive goods.
Head of the Science and Technology Programme Nguyen Tuan Anh said that the programme has achieved positive results, helping raise farmers’ awareness of the importance of science and technology application in agricultural production as well as  improve their living conditions.

 
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The programme's most important achievement was the promotion of links among scientists, the State, farmers, enterprises and cooperatives in applying science and technology to achieve new - style rural development goals, he added. 
The programme targets to have 70% of its projects being approved, and all of them will be applied in practice in the coming time. 
In the time ahead, technological application models with investment from enterprises will be formed, including at least 60% of the models in the form of value chains from production to consumption, thus contributing to promoting socio-economic development in new-style rural areas. 
According to the report revealed at the conference, after nearly 3 years of implementing the programme, up to 105 technologies and 85 science and technology application models in agricultural production and 50 enterprise-farmer models have been formed so far, benefiting about 5,000 farmer households from nearly 100 communes nationwide.