According to Nguyễn Vũ Trường, Deputy Director of Hậu Giang Department of Industry and Trade, this province will apply information technology (IT) to its agricultural and aquatic products follwed the project on management and traceability of agricultural and aquatic products.
Hậu Giang has not implemented traceability for agricultural products. So this project will create a supply chain of agricultural and fishery products meeting food safety standards. From November 2019, the provincial Department of Industry and Trade will deploy traceability for key agricultural products of the province, of which firstly is Asian knife fish (Notopterus notopterus Pallas).
In the first two years, businesses will be supported 50 percent on the cost buying stamps on the product. Businesses, facility owners, cooperatives and individuals can volunteer to take part in the project with approval from the trade department.
Depending on the characteristics of each product, businesses and individuals could register one of three identification forms to trace origin of the product, including QR Code (Quick Response code), RFID chip (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC chip (Near –Field Communications).
The project on management and traceability of agricultural and fishery products in Hậu Giang Province is implemented from now to 2025 to improve efficiency in the State’s management for the provincial agricultural and fishery products.