Cà Mau develops new agricultural models

The Mekong Delta province of Cà Mau has developed models that apply advanced farming techniques and increase co-operation among stakeholders in production and consumption. Last year, 22 shrimp processing companies signed 66 contracts to develop shrimp value chains with 15 co-operative teams and co-operatives. Under the co-operation, companies supply raw materials and farming techniques for the households to breed shrimp and buy their shrimp for processing. “Many co-operation chain models have been successful in recent years, helping to shift agriculture toward commercial production and exploiting the advantages of each locality,” Châu Công Bằng, deputy director of the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said.