More than 10 key agricultural products of Vietnam are being sold across 160 countries and territories worldwide.
|Dragon fruits for exports|
They include rice, coffee, rubber, cashew nut, peppercorn, tea, fruit and vegetables, tra fish, shrimp, wood and timber products.
Coffee, rice, cashew nut and fruit and vegetables each has an annual export turnover of more than 1 billion USD.
Ministries and departments are building geographical indication for farm produce, ensuring food safety and hygiene and increasing their competitiveness in both domestic and foreign markets.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported a trade surplus of nearly 3.3 billion USD in the first five months of this year.
Revenue from exports of agro-forestry and aquatic products reached 3.62 billion USD in May, raising the five-month figure to 16.1 billion USD, up 1.2 percent annually.
During the period, major farm produce fetched 7.7 billion USD, down 9.5 percent year-on-year. Several commodities earned higher revenue such as tea, up 30 percent; fruit and vegetables, 10.3 percent; and rubber, 2.4 percent.-VNA
Farmers in Ben Tre Province’s Cho Lach District, the country largest fruit seedling producer, are using advanced techniques to produce higher-quality seedlings, mostly for durian, jackfruit, mango and rambutan plants.
Nguyen Van Hoang in Vinh Phuc Province won the Outstanding Vietnamese Farmer award last year for successfully developing a red dragon fruit plantation which earned him VND1.3 billion.
Vietnam’s fruit exports to China in Q1 decreased by 6.3 percent compared with the same period last year. The door to the biggest export market is narrowing.