Khanh Vinh: Promoting efficiency of agricultural cooperatives

Saturday, 28/08/2021, 22:54 [GMT+7]

Khanh Vinh: Promoting efficiency of agricultural cooperatives

Khanh Vinh district has made efforts to establish and maintain agricultural cooperatives and cooperative groups.
 
According to Nguyen Van Thuan - Vice Chairman of Khanh Vinh District People's Committee, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, in 2021, production and business of collective economic organizations and cooperatives in the district continues facing many difficulties. 
 
According to district leaders, along with other economic sectors, cooperatives and cooperative groups have made important contributions to rural economic development and stable incomes of members and employees, contributing to the implementation of rural development. effective criterion number 13 on production organization in new rural construction. Cooperatives and cooperative groups have promoted the role of gathering, mobilizing and changing the way of thinking and working for farmers, effectively applying scientific and technical advances, improving production efficiency, implementing joint venture and linking to ensure stable output for agricultural products... The highlight of the cooperative's activities over the past time is the green-skin grapefruits of Khanh Dong Fruit Cooperative which obtained OCOP certificate (3 stars) ). Nguyen Van Ngoc - Director of Khanh Dong Fruit Cooperative said that the cooperative's green-skin grapefruits are grown according to VietGAP standards. This product has OCOP certification, stamp, packaging, label and origine traceability code, so when put on the market, it has a bit of an advantage in terms of brand name...
 

 

A green skin grapefruit garden of a member of Song Cau Cooperative in Khanh Vinh district
A green skin grapefruit garden of a member of Song Cau Cooperative in Khanh Vinh district
 
However, comprehensively, the maintenance and effective development of cooperatives and cooperative groups in the district still have many difficulties. It’s due to the ablity of a number of cooperative group leaders and not good effectiveness in marketing and selling cooperative products,  difficult access in input materials and output products, small scale, limited facilities and technical level. Access to financial support from the state budget of cooperatives and cooperative groups meets many difficulties... Besides, due to the epidemic situation, the sale of agricultural products is difficult. Phan Van Thuan - Director of Song Cau Cooperative said that due to the epidemic, the price of green-skin grapefruits fell by about 50% compared to normal, the sale was very difficult, so the members of the cooperative had to find their own output.
 
Thuan said that in the coming time, in order to contribute to supporting cooperative groups and cooperatives, the district will continue to coordinate with agencies and units to implement solutions to improve their operational efficiency such as reviewing the situation, guiding new cooperatives, attracting more members, increasing the charter capital of cooperatives, training human resource, promoting trade, expanding the operation scale of cooperatives step by step... The district will call on businesses operating in the food sector to continue participating in production and selling linkages with cooperatives in order to contribute to sustainability and promote collective economic development in the district...
 
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Translated by T.T