The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has launched a project to enhance the efficiency of hi-tech urban agricultural models in and near urban areas in the 2020-23 period, aiming to develop at least nine models.
Under the project, the city will focus on models that cultivate flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables and fruits, and those that raise ornamental fish.
The models use advanced farming techniques, organic fertiliser and efficient irrigation systems.
The project will be implemented mostly in Ninh Kieu and Cai Rang districts.
In Cai Rang, hi-tech urban agricultural models for vegetables and flowers have been implemented on a total of 3,000sq.m in net houses. The net houses use safe farming standards and drip irrigation systems.
The city targets establishing at least one new hi-tech agricultural co-operative in each ward and commune where the project is implemented.