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Vietnam: Action plan on green growth in agriculture

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25 September 2022, VN: The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved the Action Plan to implement the National Strategy on Green Growth for the 2021-2030 period.

Action plan to concretize goals, tasks and solutions to implement the National Green Growth Strategy for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050 in Decision No. 1658/QD-TTg dated October, 1st, 2021 and the National Green Growth Action Plan for the 2021-2030 period in Decision No. 882/QD-TTg dated July 22, 2022.

Accordingly, agricultural development in the direction of ecology, organic, circular, low carbon emission in order to improve growth quality, added value, competitiveness and sustainable development; reduce environmental pollution in agriculture and rural areas, effectively and efficiently use energy and natural resources towards a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

Specifically, the GDP growth rate of the agricultural sector is from 2.5-3% per year. Action plan aims to improve efficiency in the use and protection of land, water, aquatic resources, forests, and biodiversity conservation. Forest coverage rate is maintained at 42%, the area with sustainable forest management certificate is over 1 million ha.

The agricultural sector has set a target that the proportion of organic fertilizer products in the total fertilizer products produced and consumed will reach over 30%; increase the number of biological plant protection drugs in the list of pesticides permitted to be used to over 30%; at least 30% of the total irrigated dry crop area shall be applied advanced and water-saving irrigation methods.

Along with converting 300,000 hectares of rice land to planting other crops with higher economic and environmental efficiency, the agricultural sector strives for the area of ​​organic cropland to reach over 2% of the total cultivated land area. The percentage of organic livestock products is about 2-3% of the total livestock products produced in the country.

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