The city had about 300 products qualified for OCOP standards in 2019, exceeding the year’s plan by 0.3 percent.

In the year, Thanh Xuan and Ha Dong districts had their products vying for the program for the first time, with a combined 33 products earning the recognition.

Hanoi is currently home to 1,350 craft villages, accounting for a lion’s share of the country, said Director of the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Chu Phu My.

At the conference

Of the number, 308 are recognised by the municipal People’s Committee, and many local products have been shipped to the international market.

Furthermore, there are 1,138 agricultural cooperatives and over 2,910 farms in the city. QR code is being applied for more than 2,300 farm produce to trace their origins, which serves as a foundation for the city to select products eligible for the OCOP program.

At the event, participants pointed out that local authorities should devise incentives to support enterprises with OCOP products.

In addition, they need to step up trade promotion and improve the products’ labels in a bid to reach out to more customers.

The OCOP program was launched in May, 2018 to develop one strong product for each commune. It has contributed to rural area construction, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Source: VNA