Home-grown peach flower trees to be labelled
  • | tienphong, | January 19, 2021 01:03 PM
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sent directions to localities about the labelling of home-grown peach trees in an attempt to avoid exploiting wild trees in Son La Province.


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On January 18, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan signed an official document about labelling and traceable peach flower trees for the coming Tet holiday. The ministry asked provincial people's committees to tighten management to tighten monitoring and raise public awareness to prevent forest destruction.

Depending on each locality, the authorities can use labels to differentiate the trees but they must not create more bureaucracy and troubles for businesses. The ministry will work with localities authorities to find the most suitable solution to this problem.

Local authorities were asked to strictly follow the prime ministerial directives about a tree-planting festival this Tet and step up the forest development projects in the first months of 2021. They must report back to the ministry by January 31.

During the review meeting for the agriculture sector in 2020, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked local authorities to prevent the exploitation of wild peach flower trees and other wild plants in the mountainous areas, especially the northwest area. The trees and mountainous people raise in their homes or fields can still be traded legally.

Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung encouraged the locals to raise peach flower trees so that they will have more income and there will be more supply for the market. He also backed the proposal to label home-grown trees.

"It will make the trees' background more transparent and is easier to manage and differentiate which trees are banned from trading and which are encouraged for the market," he said.

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