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FAO honours Vietnamese farmer
  • |, VOV | September 07, 2016 08:04 PM

A Vietnamese farmer, Pham Thi Huan, will be presented Model Farmer Awards by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for her outstanding achievements in agricultural production.


Ba Huan checking eggs at her egg processing plant in Ho Chi Minh City.

A FAO representative said on September 6 that the awards will be presented on October 17 to acknowledge farmers’ achievements and to mark the World Food Day.

Besides Mrs Huan, farmers from Fiji, Mongolia, Pakistan and Thailand will also receive the awards.

Pham Thi Huan (or Ba Huan) gets FAO awards for helping farmers in the Mekong Delta region shift from rice planting to duck raising for eggs. Her effort has created jobs for many female farmers after they had to restructure crop production to adapt to climate change.

Huan has invested in building an egg processing plant on 2 hectares in PhucTho district, Hanoi with an investment of US$5.2 million. The plant can process 65,000 clean eggs per hour. Construction started in May this year and the plant is expected to be operational in early next year.

Pham Thi Huan speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for an egg processing plant in Hanoi on May 12, 2016. Photo by
It will help poultry farmers in Hanoi find an outlet for their products by purchasing a large quantity of eggs from them. 

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