While Vietnam sells its green produce around the world, the Southeast Asian country has also spent huge amounts of state money importing vegetables.
Vegetable exports in August reached US$296 million, bringing total revenue in the first eight months of this year to US$2.32 billion, a rise of 46.5% compared to the same period last year.
VOV.VN - Vietnam earned US$3.11 billion from exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products in July alone, bringing the total export value to US$20.45 billion so far this year.
The Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigon Plant Protection JSC (SPC) has recently opened a representative office in Myanmar, after obtaining a local licence earlier this year.
VOV.VN - As consumers enjoy fresh, local fruit and vegetables this summer, farmers and producers can expect lower earnings from the fruits of their labour, say leading industry analysts.
Vietnam spent almost US$655 million on importing fruits and vegetables in the first half of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 87%.
Vietnam saw significant rise in exports of fruit and vegetable products in the first half of 2017 but local exporters still cannot find themselves at ease over unstable supply and food safety issues.
Fruit and vegetable exports earned an estimated US$1.38 billion in the first five months of 2017, up 38% from the same period last year.
Fruit and vegetable exports earned an estimated US$1 billion in the first four months of 2017, up 32.6% from the same period last year.
Total export turnover of the northern province of Quang Ninh hit US$461.3 million in the first four months of 2017, making up 28% of the yearly plan and up 5.3% from a year ago, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese consumers spend around US$2.8 million on fruit and vegetable imports each day, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - Vietnam imported more than US$164 million worth of fruit and vegetables during the first two months of this year with 70% of the figure coming from Thailand and China, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The domestic vegetable and fruit industry will face obstacles in maintaining sustainable growth in export value at the current high level, according to the Vietnam Vegetable and Fruit Association.
A program launched in January allowing Ho Chi Minh City residents to trace the origin of vegetables via a QR code scan is raising eyebrows over who really provides the QR-coded labels.
A Dutch company is planning to build a high-quality vegetable seedling production and research centre in the Red River Delta province of Ha Nam.
Vegetable exports in January rose 14% year-on-year to reach US$230 million, reported the General Statistics Office.
VOV.VN - Tuan Tu is a famous vegetable village in Ninh Phuoc district, Ninh Thuan province. It’s especially crowded with traders before Tet.
Consumers in Ho Chi Minh City can now use a smartphone app to trace the origin of vegetables sold at Co.opmart, Lotte Mart, Big C and AEON supermarkets under a programme run by the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Digital Agriculture Association.
VOV.VN - Japan has agreed to officially import fresh dragon fruit from Vietnam, the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association said on January 17.
The Hanoi People’s Committee has directed the strict control of food origin and production to ensure food safety.