|Farmer Market at BigC Thăng Long in Hanoi (photo: laodongthudo.vn)
Hai Duong province organized a fair in Hanoi this week at which 100 booths are selling Thanh Ha lychees and other safe agricultural products.
The Hai Phong supermarket Co.opmart is holding a Week of Safe Agricultural Products and a promotion of Son La tourism in collaboration with 25 businesses and cooperatives from Hai Phong and Son La province.
Dinh Thi Yen, Director of the Thai Tuan Cooperative in Sơn La province, said “Our products meet Son La province’s 4-star standard. Our business was badly hurt by the Covid-19 epidemic. There should be more trade promotions like this so our products can reach more customers.”
The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and China’s International Trade Promotion Committee in Yunnan province co-organized an online trade conference for Vietnamese and Chinese businesses to market their agricultural and aquaculture products, beverages, and processed food.
A Vietnam-Singapore online trade conference in May focused on promoting lychees from Bac Giang province, preservation and transportation solutions, and export opportunities to Singapore.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh said a specific development plan is needed for each kind of agricultural product in the northern region.
“The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Son La province, and other northern mountain provinces are working on a general development plan for fruit trees in the region. The Ministry will develop projects for groups of fruits in the region to balance supply and demand. There needs to be close collaboration by businesses to create production chains that meet production, quality, and distribution standards”, Mr Doanh added.
Hanoi has organized events to help other cities and provinces sell their products now that the COVID-19 epidemic is under control. In the third and fourth quarter, Hanoi will host inter-provincial business exchanges, fruit and agricultural product weeks, and conferences to coordinate supply and demand.