Farmers honoured at the event (Photo:

This is an annual activity of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union to honour advanced farmers, who have many creations, dedication in labor, production, new style rural area building and security, national defence and national sovereignty protection.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Thao Xuan Sung, Chairman of the Vietnam Farmers' Union, said that the event aimed to honor the talents and contributions of farmers to develop agriculture and promote their roles in the national industrialization and modernization process.

At the event, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilization Truong Thi Mai highlighted the worthy contributions of farmers and affirmed the significance of farmers, agriculture and rural affairs to national construction and defence.

She said Vietnam’s historic achievements in the more than 30 years of Doi Moi and 50 years of implementing President Ho Chi Minh’s Testament have been greatly contributed to by generations of farmers throughout the country.

She said that farmers currently account for 35% of the total workforce and are undergoing major transformations along with economic restructuring and a renewal of the growth model. They should have access to scientific and technological advances, to develop and replicate new production models and connect agriculture with the processing industry./.