According to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is planning to develop sustainable urban agricultural production by applying modern technologies for at least 70% of its farmland by 2030.
Statistics show that the agricultural land area in the city keeps decreasing every year. Specifically, In the 2010-2015 period, the city lost 700 hectares of agricultural land each year. In the 2015-2020 period, the figure surged to 1,000 hectares annually.
However, HCMC successfully increased the production value per hectare of agricultural land, from around USD 15,300 per hectare in 2015 to USD 20,400 per hectare in 2020. The DRAD is targeting to reach a revenue of over USD 36,700 per hectare by 2030.
According to the head of the HCMC Hi-tech Agricultural Zone Management Board, developing agriculture with advanced technology is a key priority for the sector. The city established Vietnam’s first high-technology agricultural zone in 2004 in the suburban district of Cu Chi and a biotechnology center in District 12, both of which are highly efficient.
In the upcoming years, the city aims to promote the use of advanced technology in agricultural production, accompanied by an eco-tourism space, thereby enhancing value and contributing to economic and social development. The HCMC Hi-tech Agricultural Zone has been expanding its production scale in farming, animal husbandry, and aquaculture.
In recent years, the city has focused on building facilities and establishing pioneering units in the field of smart agriculture. Some of these facilities are the High-tech Agricultural Park, the Biotechnology Centre, and the Demonstration and Experimentation of High-Tech Dairy Farming.
(Source: Vietnam Plus)