Vietnam, France share experience in organic farming production

VOV.VN - Nearly 20 businesses from Vietnam and France shared experience in organic agricultural production at a forum in Paris on February 26, which provided a good opportunity for Vietnamese counterparts to learn about France’s state management in the field.

Through the event, France's organic certification providers study Vietnam’s investment climate to help local businesses develop organic farming on a sustainable basis.

Participants shared their same views that the demand for healthy and eco-friendly agricultural products will become an inevitable trend in the time ahead in numerous countries, especially developed nations.

Executive Director of Ecolink Pham Minh Duc said his company's clean O Long tea grown in northern province of Lai Chau found its way to the French market.

He also expressed his desire to share experience with policymakers through this forum to help them adopt more proper financial and policy mechanisms to develop Vietnam’s agriculture and tea products

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's agriculture restructuring project is underway aiming to produce environmentally-friendly and high added-value organic farm products for exports.

The ministry plans to issue appropriate policies to stimulate the development of organic agriculture and maintain ecological balance.

According to the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association, the organic farming area in the country has been on the rise, covering around 77,000 hectares in 2016, 3.6 times higher than it was in 2010.

33 out of the country’s 63 provinces and cities have so far applied farming models, thus bringing in high economic efficiency and higher incomes for farmers.

Meanwhile, international organic standards and certified organic products are being exported to potential markets such as the US and the EU.