VOV.VN - The local fruit sector has been advised to devise a strategic plan in which to competently deal with fierce competition from foreign rivals due to newly-implemented free trade agreements (FTAs) set to boost the strong influx of foreign fruit into the Vietnamese market, according to industry insiders.
The IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to support efforts to expand export markets for Vietnam's high quality fruits.
VOV.VN - Amid fears surrounding the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a restaurant in Hanoi has launched pizza that uses dragon fruit as its base as a way of helping farmers who face a lack of business due to the epidemic.
The Dragon Fruit Association of southern Long An province exports 50 tonnes of dragon fruit a day on average to China and other Southeast Asian nations by sea as export by road has faced lots of difficulties due to the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Proper zoning and more investment for processing are among the measures needed to develop sustainable production of dragon fruit in the country, experts have said.
VOV.VN - White-flesh dragon fruit from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has seen a recent exponential price rise with the food produce being valued at more than VND15,000 per kilo, a three-fold increase in comparison to the previous week.
VOV.VN - A seminar was held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on September 9 with the purpose of finding ways to increase the competitiveness of dragon fruit products and expand into new export markets.
Mangoes have become the next Vietnamese fruit to be exported to Chile, following dragon fruit.
VOV.VN - The prices of dragon fruit from the central province of Binh Thuan have skyrocketed during the peak fruit harvesting season in comparison with previous years.
VOV.VN - A huge fire destroyed a frozen warehouse containing over 100 tonnes of dragon fruit in Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province on October 11.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is expanding its specialised growing zone for dragon fruit, a fruit that has helped several local farmers become rich.
VOV.VN - The Son La longan and safe farm produce week taking place from August 3-9 at the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture on Hoang Quoc Viet Street in Hanoi will serve to promote longans and a wide range of agricultural products grown in the northern province of Son La.
VOV.VN -Exports of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables to Japan have grown strongly in recent times, especially when it comes to stone fruits. However, the market share in Japan’s total imports is still quite low when compared to the estimated potential for sales of Vietnamese fruit and vegetables on the market.
VOV.VN - Strange fruits being sold in Vietnam’s market such as snow white strawbery, finger lime, red delicious apple and many others are attracting domestic consumers.
Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta has called on companies to strengthen cooperation with local farmers in boosting the export of fruits, especially the city’s three key fruits of longan, star apple and mango.
The Mekong Delta province of Long An, which produces about 215,000 tonnes of dragon fruit every year, is aiming to increase its exports of the fruit by using state-of-the-art technology to develop 2,000ha of new growing land in Chau Thanh district.
The first batch of Vietnamese dragon fruit has been exported to Australia by the Hoang Phat one-member Ltd Co in the southern province of Long An, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Long An authorities on September 20.
Australia recently announced that it would permit the import of Vietnamese dragon fruit, making Vietnam the first country to get licence to export fresh dragon fruit to the country.
A conference discussing ways to expand the area of dragon fruit meeting Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP) standards in the central Binh Thuan province was held in the locality on July 21.
VOV.VN - Some Vietnamese fruits, including bananas and lychees, have higher prices in foreign countries than those in Vietnam.