22/06/2018 09:36 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Phu Yen: Agricultural restructuring project bears fruit

The agricultural restructuring project in the central coastal province of Phu Yen has yielded fruit after three years of implementation, the provincial People’s Committee reported on June 21.

In the field of cultivation, the locality has developed major plants like rice, cassava, sugar cane, pepper and rubber, while encouraging scientific-technological applications in all production stages.

The animal husbandry sector has been shifted from small scales to larger ones, with 198,000 cows and more than 3.6 million heads of poultry. The sector’s added value increased 6 percent annually.

Fishery is one of the province’s advantages, with ocean tuna as the main product. Shrimp farming has also brought about high export values.

Several models have proven effective like forestation in combination with high-value plant cultivation in the mountainous district of Song Hinh, cooperation in sugar production and consumption between the mountainous district of Son Hoa and KCP Sugar Factory, white-legged shrimp farming using high-tech at Dac Loc Seafood Co., Ltd, and production of rice varieties in An Nghiep Cooperative in Tuy An district.

According to Nguyen Trong Hung, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the agricultural sector’s added value rose 4.5 percent and production value expanded by 4.2 percent annually, making up 25.3 percent of the province’s GDP.

The province aims to earn 110 million VND (4,840 USD) per ha each year, up 1.6 times compared with 2017, and raise per capita income in rural areas to 45 million VND (1,980 USD), up 1.7 times over 2017.