Việt Nam aims to reach a minimum rate of 70 percent of mechanization in crop production by 2030, and the income of a farmer will be around VNĐ120 million per year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Minh Hoan said on Thursday.
Hoan made the statement at the opening of Agritechnica Asia Live 2022, which was held in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ.
By 2030, more than 70 percent of major agricultural processing centers will apply for technological advances, while post-harvest losses will be reduced by 0.5-1 percent a year, Hoan said.
The minister said that the government had paid attention to and issued many policies to support the development of agricultural mechanization.
There has been a significant development step in mechanization in agriculture and farm produce processing as the number and types of machinery and equipment for agricultural production are increasing rapidly in the country.
Between 2011-2021, the number of tractors increased by 48 percent, combine harvesters by 79 percent, and machines for drying agricultural products by 29 percent.
The country now has about 7,800 mechanical enterprises, including nearly 100 facilities that use agricultural machinery and equipment.
However, the income of a laborer in the agricultural sector is only about VNĐ43 million per year on average, equal to 63 percent of non-agricultural workers.
The minister said that it is necessary to boost mechanization in agricultural production and apply smart and environment-friendly technologies towards digitalization and automation to increase labor productivity.
It is an inevitable solution for efficient agricultural production and sustainable development.
The 2022 Agritechnica Asia Live aims to foster sustainable mechanization by demonstrating the use of up-to-date technologies in local cropping systems.
It is expected to offer an opportunity for experts and scientists to initiate a roadmap for applying agricultural sustainable development technology relevant to each country.
Other activities include seminars on mechanization in the fruit and fishery sectors. A machinery exhibition will also be held within the event framework.
Source: Việt Nam News