Vietnam Farmers Association Celebrates 82nd Year Anniversary

Posted date: 26-11-2012; 1466 view counter

The celebration was in conjunction with the 50th founding anniversary marking the establishment of Thai Nguyen City with the theme “Joining Hands in Building a New Countryside”.

The key officials of Thai Nguyen University under the strong leadership of Dr. Dang Kim Vui graced the celebration of the  82nd Year Anniversary of Vietnam Farmers Association and the 50th founding year of Thai Nguyen City together with hundreds of distinguished guests and delegates from the Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Natural resources and Environment, provincial departments, as well as experts, scientists and farmers from the 15 Northern mountainous and midland provinces which was held at the vicinity of Thai Nguyen City Center and Museum of Vietnamese Ethnic Culture which commenced on  October 13, 2012.

 

The TNU-College of Agriculture and Forestry coordinated actively with Thai Nguyen Provincial People’s Committees, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Museum of Vietnamese Ethnic Culture in planning and holding of said celebration  with the theme “Joining hands in building a new countryside” which is linked with the cultural week celebration with the theme “Plow and Farmers of Vietnam Ethnics”, both of which showed remarkable response to  the movement in “Building New Rural Communities”. These joint celebration is in cognizance with the establishment of Viet Nam Farmers Association (14/10/1930 – 14/10/2012) and in celebrating the 50 years founding anniversary  of Thai Nguyen City (19/10/1962 – 19/10/2012).

 

The TNU-College of Agriculture and Forestry joined the different communes and organizations from the city in showcasing its tangible programs and projects in Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Bio-Technology, and other Special Programs during the Exhibition Week.    

Experts, scientists, managers and private citizens attend a forum on strategies in “Building new rural communities”.

Prior to the celebration, a forum of experts, scientists, managers and private citizens who were directly involved in “Building new rural communities” Program was held to share information, and find out a benchmark on how to speed up the development and sustainability of the new rural communities. Exchanges of thoughts and ideas cropped up after the speeches of sixteen (16) experts concentrating on Science and Technology. The topics for discussion were focused on the status and development of new rural communities, environment protection methods for sustainable rural development, preservation of culture, and policies related to the new rural development.

 

During the discussion proper, the first topic on Science and Technology, which dealt on how to strengthen the development of new rural communities, confirmed that: Science and Technology provides important roles in promoting social and economic development of the country. It is also an important motivation in promoting industrialization and modernization, and the direct productive force aiming to enhance productivity and create more products for social-economic development. Furthermore, Science and Technology also contributed significantly in the development of the new rural communities. More importantly, it provides technical advancements aiming to enhance the production of crops and animal, improve the standard of living of the people, and to gain scientific and technical knowledge and skills in  farming in the rural communities.

                                         

Mechanization in agriculture production is a factor that is contributory in enhancing the working productivity of farmers

 

With this in mind, a question on “How to promote the role of Science and Technology for sustainable development of the new rural communities?” was tackled. One of the solutions is to acquaint farmers on the role and advantages of Science and technology in farming, and have full knowledge of the latest technology expertise.  In this context, farmers have to adapt the modern technology techniques in farming which will replace the outdated farming methods, learning the proper application of scientific farming methods, and dealing on valued crop varieties and livestock, which were proven potential agricultural products in diverse communities. 

 

On the other hand, discussion on Environment Protection for Sustainable Rural Development was also given priority agenda during the forum. The speakers expressed their reaction  about the status of  the environment in rural communities which is characterized as highly polluted thus resulting to poor hygiene and dilapidated infrastructure due to inappropriate application of fertilizers. Another manifestation concerning the issue on environment was the degradation of forest products and improper land and water resources management. In view of these problems, the speakers gave emphasis on how to protect the rural environment, which is an important factor in the economic development and progress of the community. Many solutions were given as follows:  enhancing the propagation and upgrading awareness of the people on environment protection, encouraging farmers to apply livestock’s sanitary forms, and the implementation solid waste treatment technology.

 

The TNU-College of Agriculture and Forestry showcased “Hydroponic Technology”, a prototype on how to grow vegetables in urban areas

 

Moreover, the role of culture and the importance of policy in building progressive new rural communities were discussed lenghtily during the conference. Strengthening the sociocultural aspect of the community, improving the material and spiritual life, preserving and promoting the cultural identity of the ethnic communities are indispensable criteria in building a progressive new rural community. The rural culture is considered a foundation as well as motivation in building a progressive new rural community. The policy of building new countryside culture should be combined with promoting the value of cultural tradition and building “advancement in conformity with the national culture”.

 

The College of Agriculture and Forestry of Thai Nguyen University (CAF-TNU) has shared remarkable  contributions in identifying the importance of Science and Technology in developing new countryside.  The CAF-TNU is mandated by law to perform the role in performing scientific researches and technology transfer related to agriculture and forestry sector, and for the socio-economic development of ten Northern mountainous and midland provinces. It has concentrated on particular subjects in agricultural extension, rural development, management of forest resource and storage and processing of agricultural and forestry products since its establishment in 1970.  According to Associate Professor Nguyen The Hung – the Chief of International Cooperation, the University has conducted 10 State-level projects of scientific research, 3 Ministry-level projects, 96 school-level projects of lecturers and 60 projects of students. Considering the significant results of the researches, some of the technical process and plant varieties of these research projects are being applied widely in the northern mountainous provinces.

 

In conclusion, the conference participants disclosed that the process in building a new rural community is a heavy task. The course of action requires the contribution and strong support of political system, firm determination of every citizen, every family member, and the consensus of the community. 

 

Tin bài: TNU Media