Coast guard officers in the southern Vietnamese city of Vung Tau are now able to harvest their first batch of fresh produce from their high-tech vegetable farm following several months of hard work.
Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit exports in August this year is estimated at US$346 million, pushing the total revenue in the first eight months of this year to US$2.7 billion, up 14.1% over the same period last year.
Vietnam’s fruits and vegetables export has seen impressive growth, bringing home foreign currencies over the past decade.
PSNews - From August 2017, Le Thi Tam and his husband decided to invest in a hydroponic vegetable garden in Tay Tri Nhon village, Phu Thuong commune, Phu Vang district, Thua Thien Hue province.
The volume of fruits and vegetables imported from Thailand is expected to surge this year as import tariffs imposed on these products are reduced to 0%, heating up pressure on their Vietnamese peers.
Fruit and vegetables have surpassed traditional farm produce such as rice, rubber, tea, and cashew nuts to become a major foreign currency earner in the agricultural sector.
Nafoods Tay Bac JSC broke ground on a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Moc Chau district, northern Son La province on December 19.
The export value of fruits and vegetables hit US$292 million in November, bringing the 11-month figure to US$3.16 billion, up 43.2% annually, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The country’s export turnover on these farm produce has already exceeded rice and crude oil
Vietnam earned US$3.11 billion from exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products in July alone, bringing the total export value to US$20.45 billion so far this year.
Feeding the growing populace with both nutritious and sustainable food will require substantial improvements to what is currently a ‘broken’ national food system, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
PSNews - According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, vegetables and fruit are expected to become one of the country's key export items.
The Israeli Embassy and CARE International in Vietnam will assist farmers in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien in growing vegetables in greenhouses.
The domestic vegetable and fruit industry will face obstacles in maintaining sustainable growth in export value at the current high level, according to the Vietnam Vegetable and Fruit Association.