Ha Noi will promote linkage between production and consumption for OCOP products

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2020 16:00

Partners signing trade cooperation agreements to promote consumption of OCOP products at the first workshop on trading connection for OCOP products held in Ha Noi on Monday. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

Many business households and enterprises in Ha Noi which are part of the One Commune, One Product (OCOP) programme hope the Ha Noi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Retailers Association will facilitate more trade linkages for OCOP products.

At the first workshop on trading connections for OCOP products held in Ha Noi on Monday, director of the Ba Vi Clean Food Joint Stock Company Nguyen Thanh Van said his company had a slaughter capacity of about 200 chickens and 150 pigs each month to supply fresh meat and processed products for local markets.

At present, the company is looking for partners to promote the supply of those products for supermarkets, he said.

Meanwhile, many handicraft villages must reduce production due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including Ha Thai village in Thuong Tin District specialising in lacquer products and Phu Vinh village in Chuong My District specialising in bamboo and rattan products.

They do not have many new export orders so they are seeking partners to develop the domestic market and stabilise production, the Ha Noi Moi (new Ha Noi) newspaper reported.

Speaking at the workshop, Vu Thi Hau, chairwoman of the Vietnam Retailers Association, said the association will organise meetings between its members who are supermarkets and chain stores in Ha Noi and nationwide and manufacturers of OCOP products to promote consumption. When retailers have direct contact with manufacturers, intermediary costs are reduced and consumers also benefit.

According to Director of Ha Noi-based BigC Thang Long Supermarket Khuc Tien Ha, the BigC Supermarket has about 50 OCOP products from localities, including many agricultural and regional specialties. However, this is a small number among the thousands of goods sold at the supermarket.

The OCOP products, including agricultural and food products, face difficulties in entering the supermarket because the suppliers lack documents on product quality. The supermarket expects to meet the manufacturers to promote cooperation in production and consumption of products, Ha said.

This workshop on promoting trading activities for the OCOP products opened opportunities for the manufacturers and the traders to seek solutions on developing OCOP products and markets for those products.

According to deputy director of the Ha Noi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Ta Van Tuong, the department and other relevant offices will continue to organise trade linkage programmes to promote development of all stages from production to consumption for OCOP products.

Ha Noi has 301 products recognised as part of OCOP programmes, including Dong Phu organic rice, Thuy Lam sticky rice, Phu Dong fresh milk and Bat Trang ceramics.

At present, there are many other goods that have completed procedures for being recognised as an OCOP product.

The capital city of Ha Noi has 1,350 craft villages and more than 5,000 products are tagged with traceability codes, including agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food. They are potential products for the OCOP programme.

This year, Ha Noi expects to add 800 to 1,000 products to the OCOP programme. — VNS

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