Vietnam strives to increase organic agricultural produce exports

Thursday, October 29, 2020  08:41

Vietnam shows great potential for organic agricultural produce exports 

VOV.VN - With Vietnamese organic agricultural produce enjoying a presence in 180 countries worldwide, a total of 60 out of 97 local organic production businesses are currently involved in export activities with annual turnover reaching US$335 million.

This information was unveiled at a seminar held recently in Ho Chi Minh City as part of efforts to devise plans to promote production activities and further market development for organic agricultural produce.

During the course of the event Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam stated that organic agriculture represents a growing trend globally, adding that organic Vietnamese products have been exported to 180 countries around the world.

The world’s largest consumption markets are considered to be the United States, the EU, China, Japan, Germany, the UK, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and Singapore, according to a survey published this year by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) .

Furthermore, organic farm produce has also contributed to raising the industry's export turnover to US$41.3 billion last year, with over US$30 billion recorded during the opening ten months of the year, even boosting turnover during the complicated nature of developments relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.

Deputy Minister Nam therefore highlighted the great efforts put in by various localities in terms of building their brands for agricultural products among the world market, while underlining the need to strengthen co-operation among relevant stakeholders, including state agencies, businesses, and people in an effort to develop the organic agricultural sector in a stable and sustainable manner.