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Outstanding farmers honoured for contributions to agricultural growth

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on October 13 to honour 63 farmers from localities across the nation, who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s agricultural development.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VNFU) Thao Xuan Sung said that the annual ceremony aims to recognise farmers’ creativity and devotion to agricultural production, new-style rural building and national defence.

It is expected to help spread the model of new-generation farmers in the period of building a prosperous agricultural sector, rich farmers and civilized and modern rural areas, he said.

Sung said that in 2020, despite complicated world and domestic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the union and farmers across the country have actively engaged in emulation movements of the VNFU, through which many role models have been discovered.

According to the organisation board, the honoured farmers were introduced by localities nationwide and carefully chosen through many rounds.

At the ceremony, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, VNFU Chairman Thao Xuan Sung and leaders of ministries and sectors presented the certificates of merit to the honoured farmers./