Ha Giang Union of Science and Technology Associations organized a workshop on impact assessment of the province’s agricultural development policies, the Resolution No. 209 and the Resolution No. 86.

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Ha Giang Union of Science and Technology Associations organized a workshop on impact assessment of the province’s agricultural development policies, the Resolution No. 209 and the Resolution No. 86.

On April 24, 2018, Ha Giang Union Science and Technology Association (HUSTA) has organized a workshop on the assessment of the Resolution No. 209 and the Resolution No. 86 of the Provincial People's Council on policies to encourage development of agricultural commodity production in the province. The workshop aimed at providing the Provincial Peopole’s Council with objective and independent scientific evidences and advices for appropriate amendments.

Evaluation report of the HUSTA’ social consultancy and evaluation council has pointed out that encouraging policies on development of agricultural commodity production under Resolution No. 209 and Resolution No. 86 of the provincial People's Council has made an important and positive impact on organizations, enterprises, cooperatives, households and individuals in the sense that local farmers have stopped counting on government’s subsidies. According to results of the survey, there are 15,163 loan applications with total value upto 1,300 billion Dong submitted by households and individuals to invest on expanding scale of agricultural production, improving productivity and quality of crop products to bring about high economic value. Up to date, there are 5,656 farmer households, one enterprise and two cooperatives have received loans of 450 billion Dong under the preferential interest rate policy of provincial People's Committee. The disbursed loans have mainly used for purposes of raising cattles; intensive cultivation of orange and tea; planting medicinal plants; construction of standard cattle shed and cattle-feed processing factory.

These resolutions have created a source of preferential credit for direct investment on development of agricultural production, especially the province's strategic  agricultural specialty products such as: Ha Giang Sanh orange, Ha Giang Shan Tuyet tea, medicinal herbs, Ha Giang mint honey, local pork, buffalo and poultry products that contributing to increase production and income for local people to improve their living standards and speeding up the implementation of the restructuring agricultural sector program in the period of 2016-2020.

However, practical results shown that these resolutions have not largely effected to development of agricultural production due to low disbursement rate and small proportion of organizations, enterprises, cooperatives and individuals who could access to loans from preferential credit. The implementation of policies at grassroots have met many difficulties in terms of dossiers, procedures, lending conditions and technical elements for implementation of project. In fact, there are 8 out of 10 policies have not been implemented, such as: lending policies for hi-tech projects; for support to production and processing of pharmaceutical herbs, and policies for trademark registration, cattle-feed processing and development of agro-forestry cooperatives, regrouping of lands.

Having taken effect for two years, it is not sufficient to assess the impact of these two resolutions, nor thegrowth rate of loan disbursment. The social consultancy and evaluation council of HUSTA has proposed provincial People's Council and People's Committee to assign Ha Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to review difficulties and obstacles while implementing these two resolutions; to comprehensively evaluate results after three year implementation as well as efficiency and growth of this preferential credit source to recommend provincial People's Councils and People's Committees for appropriate amendments in 2019.

Author: Cao Hong Ky
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