|Advantage for agricultural development|
Geographical advantage:The three main adjacent cities: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh is a market consuming great volume of goods from province.
In Hai Duong, there has been a little decrease in average foodstuff output per capita (from 501 kg in 1998 to 497 kg in 2002) during the past time in comparison with that of the whole country 448kg/person (110.9%) in 2002.
|Shift of agricultural production structure in direction of goods production|
Total value of agricultural production was continuously increased with average growth rate of 5.04% in stage 1998 - 2002 but not as rapid as that of husbandry, aquiculture and agricultural service. The value of forestrial cultivation was down from 73.4% in 1998 to 68.6% in 2002.
|Types of agricultural and rural services|
Due to its own characteristics, the province has shifted 12 Hydrawlie works Management enterprises into public-benefit enterprises. Various branches of the province have paid attention to solving difficulties, specially funding, consolidating management of manufactories and ensuring sufficient water for agricultural irrigation.
|Several outlines on Agriculture|
Hai Duong is situated in the key economic zone of the North: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh. It has railways, waterway and road systems distributed evenly and conveniently for domestic and international economic exchange. According to data dated 1/10/2002, natural area of the province is 164,837.37 ha, in which 105,046 agricultural land and 9,047 ha forest land.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has 442 officers and employees, including 9 sections and 11 dependent units. As for office staff, there are 45 officers and employees, 1 Director and 5 Vice-Directors.
|Responsibility and power|
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is a specialized unit supporting the State management of provincial People's Committee in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, Irrigation and Agricultural Development within provincial area, and under the professional management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Aquiculture.
|General Orientation of Agricultural - Forestry - Aquicultural development|
Increasing agricultural production value per ha of agricultural land from 37 million VND per ha to 50 million VND per ha in 2010 on the basis of developing various sectors, handicraft and services in rural area. Applying advanced technology in production especially the advance in breeds and seeds, striving for obtaining 70 million per ha or over up to 2020.