Summing up the 20-year extension activities

(Mard-27/2/2013) – Founded in 1993, the agricultural extension systems last over 20 years of construction and development step by step from central to local levels. The conference of summing up 20-year extension activities took place on February 27th in Hanoi to overview the agricultural extension activities over the time and set goals and finds directions for the next phase. Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Deputy Prime Minister and Mr. Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, have presided over the meeting.
According to Mr. Bui Ba Bong, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, this is the first time the national conference was held at the time Vietnamese agricultural extension was 20 year long and Vietnamese agriculture achieved many achievements
Reporting at the meeting, Mr. Phan Huy Thong, Director of the National Center for Agricultural Extension said over the time besides the agricultural extension system set from the centre to the local levels, extension staffs have been improved in quality and quantity.
With the development of commodity economy in the context of competitive conditions towards quality standards, food safety, agricultural value increase, Deputy Prime Minister said Vietnamese agricultural extension should be increasingly dynamic and strong to meet the needs of agricultural production and development in the trend of regional economic integration and globalization…
After 20 years of development with many creative direction and innovation, Vietnamese agricultural extension has been awarded many honors: Second Class Labor Medal, Third Class Labor Medal, Merit, Government’s Emulation Flag and merits by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, by People’s Committees of many provinces and cities in the country. It deserves the title of “a reliable companion of farmers in the process of development of agriculture production and new rural area  “.
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