Latest News about agricultural products
The price of pepper, known as black gold, is increasing sharply. However, Vietnam’s pepper growers are not sure how long the price will be maintained.
No longer having to discard vegetables, many farmers in Hai Duong province, Vietnam’s Covid-19 hotspot, can now sell their farm produce on e-commerce platforms.
E-commerce platforms are effective tools that can help farmers reduce losses when there is an oversupply of produce and sales are slow.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc held phone talks with US Under Secretary of Agriculture Ted McKinney in Washington DC on May 6 with a view to promoting agricultural cooperation between the two countries.
Trade and customs clearance for agricultural products at the border with China are slowly returning to normal due to strict regulations to prevent a further outbreak of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has targeted no drop in export value of agricultural products this year, even though the sector was hit hard by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the beginning of this year.
Exporters of agricultural products, especially dragon fruit, must improve quality and focus on the domestic and new export markets and reduce their dependence on the Chinese market amid the current epidemic outbreak, experts have said.
The combined export value of main agricultural products was estimated at 18.5 billion USD in 2019, down 5.3 percent year on year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The ministry said consumers will benefit from tax reductions due to decreasing product prices.
The first Vietnam Market in Malaysia with 200 pavilions is scheduled to open in March 2020.