VOV.VN - Vinh Long province in the Mekong Delta region has played host to a scientific workshop as part of a wide range of activities during the fourth Vietnam Rice Festival which is currently underway in the locality.
Vietnamese and Chinese agricultural bodies have co-organised a forum highlighting the cooperation between enterprises from the two countries in tea and coffee production and distribution.
Agriculture businesses should embrace connection in order to participate in global value chains, heard a forum held in Hanoi on October 8.
The recent signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which is expected to take effect from early 2020, has opened the door wider for Vietnamese farm produce to make inroads into the more than 500-million people strong market.
Vietnam exported about 4.54 million tonnes of rice for nearly 2 billion USD in the first eight months of this year, up 0.3 percent in volume but down 14.9 percent in value from a year earlier, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (Agrotrade).
Vietnam’s poultry producers have a big opportunity to export their products thanks to high supply levels, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
With increasing incomes, consumers are paying greater attention to products of high quality and health foods, and producers and distributors need to focus on such products, a forum on Vietnamese high quality foods and agricultural products heard in Ho Chi Minh City on December 20.
China, one of the biggest markets for Vietnam’s agro-fisheries products, has increasing demand, but its quality requirements for products are also rising.
Thanks to cultural and cuisine similarities and geographical proximity, China has been a key market of Vietnamese farm produce for many years, but enterprises need to take a new approach in the market today, said an official.
Meeting tougher technical standards in production and preservation is the key to helping Vietnam’s agricultural products, including fruits, actively raise their export volume and value, an official has said.
With effective cooperation between farmers, businesses and State management agencies, Vietnam is likely to realise its goal of US$10 billion in fruit-vegetables export turnover by 2020.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment was drafting a circular on a venture capital fund to create a legal framework for promoting start-ups and make Vietnam a start-up nation.