HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has urged the agricultural sector to keep its crucial role as the backbone of the economy, ensuring robust food security, contributing significantly to overall economic stability in 2024. The agricultural sector witnessed a GDP growth of 3.83 per cent, the highest in recent years, contributing significantly to the overall economic growth of 5.05 per cent. Speaking at the conference, PM Chính highly appreciated the results and achievements the agriculture sector has attained. PM Chính requested the agriculture sector to set higher overall growth targets of around 3.5-4 per cent in 2024, with agricultural, forestry and fishery exports reaching over $55 billion. In the short term, attention should be given to building a database for the agriculture sector and developing the carbon credit market.