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Update news farm produce

The prices of many fruits have increased sharply these days as China, the biggest consumer, has begun increasing imports.

Imports flood fruit market, domestic fruit now dirt-cheap

Fruit exports have sharply decreased in number, while imports have soared. Farmers are now finding it difficult to sell products.

Growing and chopping down crops: nightmare for farmers

Farmers have had a bumper fruit crop this year, but they are unhappy as prices are sliding dramatically.

Learning from Japanese who sell super-expensive agricultural products

When Vietnam sells its products to the world, it only has a large output. It forgets to tell the story about the culture, history, and the farming process of the land where the products are born.

Cheap fruit piles up on sidewalks

“Rescue dragon fruit. Just VND90,000 per box of 20 kilograms.” “Watermelon surprisingly cheap at VND5,000 per kilogram.” These are the sales pitches heard by Phung Thi Tho in Hoang Mai district in Hanoi every day.

$50 billion: new annual target for Vietnam’s farm produce

New records in export turnover were set by key export items for January, making the annual target of $50 billion worth of farm exports feasible.

Exports to China still stuck at border, trade stalls

Trucks carrying farm produce are still stuck at border gates, causing exports of some vegetables and fruits to fall sharply.

1.4 million tons of ‘super food’ sells for only VND3,000 per kilo

In some European countries, dragonfruit is considered ‘super food’, priced at VND650,000 per kilogram. Vietnam has 1.4 million tons of the fruit each year and farmers sell it at only VND3,000 per kilogram.

VN dragonfuit sales sluggish in home market, but ‘hot’ in foreign markets

While dragonfruit in Vietnam has seen prices plummet, the fruit is being sold for VND200,000 per kilogram in Australian supermarkets and VND600,000 in the Netherlands.

Agriculture Ministry calls on overseas Vietnamese to invest in local agriculture

Local agriculture officials are calling for higher contributions from overseas Vietnamese to the domestic economy.

The art of doing cross-border trade with China

Jackfruit exports to China bring $124 million a year. However, the export/import ‘game’ is controlled by five Vietnamese individual and institutional exporters and three Chinese importers.

Unofficial-quota trade alone is not solution to fruit, vegetable sales

As the total annual output of vegetables and fruits is 28 million tons, unofficial-quota exports and domestic consumption alone won’t use up this amount.

HCMC, Mekong Delta develop formal distribution system of farm produce

Vice Chairwoman of HCMC People’s Committee Phan Thi Thang promised to bring goods from the Mekong Delta into wholesale markets and distribution systems in HCMC to support farmers and cooperatives for connection of supply and demand.

Agriculture Ministry denies that cross-border exports are low-quality products

Vietnam exported $3.52 billion worth of vegetables and fruits in 2021, an increase of 8.6 percent over the year before. China remains the biggest client consuming 54.5 percent of the exports.

Unable to cross the border to China, farm produce is sold on pavements

Millions of tons of farm produce have been put on sale in the domestic market as exports to China are stuck at the border. The prices have fallen dramatically.

When Vietnam has to import farm produce

Vietnam’s farm produce import turnover reached record highs in 2021. The country for the first time saw high exports of rice, cashew and pepper.

Hanoi to accelerate local goods’ presence on foreign shelves

The city’s investment, trade, and tourism promotion activities will focus on gathering the participation of Vietnamese businesses at home and abroad.

Congestion at border gates, seaports stalls transport of farm exports

Farm exports experienced a tough year in 2021 due to continued congestion at border gates. Despite this, agricultural produce still reached export turnover of $47 billion for the year.

Vietnamese fruits sell for sky-high prices in world market

2021 has been a fruitful year for Vietnam’s agriculture as many farm specialties have entered choosy markets.

Vietnam’s farm exports in deadlock as China changes policy

After tightening technical barriers, China now may suspend imports for at least six weeks during the Tet holiday. About 1 million tons of Vietnamese fruit may suffer from the decision.