HCM City focuses on developing hi-tech agriculture

Thursday, 02/02/2023 14:45
In 2023, Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City’s agricultural sector will focus on developing hi-tech and biotechnology-applied agriculture to produce high-quality and high-yield plant seeds and breeds, making the southern hub a center for plant varieties and seeds of the region.
Planting flowers in a net house at the Biotechnology Center of Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: sggp.org.vn) 

According to the City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, after the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, agricultural production has recovered and grown strongly. GRDP of agriculture, forestry and fishery in 2022 was estimated at 8,390 billion VND, an increase of 3.74% from the previous year; agricultural production value this year reached VND 19,035.6 billion, up 3.78%.

The city also saw many models of urban agricultural production with high economic efficiency due to the application of high technology, mainly focusing on key products.

According to a leader of the City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in 2023, the southern city continues to accelerate agricultural restructuring, develop urban agriculture, and focus on developing key products in order to increase production value by 640-660 million VND per ha./.