The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union held a forum on high-tech agricultural start-ups in Nghia Dan district, Nghe An province, on March 11.
The forum featured the participation of a delegation from the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Vietnam Farmers' Association, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance, experts and successful businessmen in the agricultural sector and over 300 union members and youths from the province.
The forum focused on exchanging start-up experience from successful entrepreneurs in the field of agriculture, the opportunities and challenges in starting high-tech agriculture, introducing the models of high-tech agricultural production, and preferential policies in agricultural development.
On the occasion, the first contest on Creative start-up idea of Rural Youth was launched.
The contest aims to encourage youths who have ideas and projects on production and business in the fields of cultivation, breeding, aquaculture, forestry, salt production, craft villages, agricultural equipment and agricultural services.
An award ceremony is expected to be held in September, 2018 and the organising board will present one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and four consolation prizes.
As part of the event, the organising board presented two high-tech agricultural models to Nghe An province.NDO