Positive signals from agricultural sector

Positive signals from agricultural sector

The Covid-19 pandemic is developing complicatedly globally, but agricultural exports of Vietnam in the first six months of this year still exceed the set plan.
Agricultural sector strengthens deep processing to increase added value

Agricultural sector strengthens deep processing to increase added value

Vietnam is the 17th world’s largest agro-forestry-fishery exporter. However, because of raw export, most Vietnamese goods are of low value. For instance, although export turnover reached US$41.25 billion last year, it merely accounted for less than 2 percent of the import value of agro-forestry-fishery products of the world.
Tay Ninh Province develops high-tech agriculture for export

Tay Ninh Province develops high-tech agriculture for export

Many high-tech agricultural projects in Tay Ninh Province have been put into operation in recent years, contributing to increasing the value of local agricultural products, creating a boost to attract many large-scale investment projects, heading for sustainable high-tech agriculture.
Agricultural sector aims to increase domestic beef production

Agricultural sector aims to increase domestic beef production

According to the Agricultural Outlook of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, in 2020, the average beef consumption in Vietnam was 9.2 kilogram per person per year. However, domestic production merely met 30 percent of beef production, and the remaining 70 percent were imported from other countries.
Processing jackfruit for export at Vinamit Company in Binh Duong Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam aims to become processed agricultural product exporter

Last year, the agricultural sector had 16 projects on processing and preserving agricultural, forestry, and aquatic products with a total investment of about VND17.3 trillion. Generally, in the past four years, 67 factories had been put into operation. The agricultural sector strives to make processed agricultural products account for 30 percent of the total export value of the industry by 2030, and gradually turn Vietnam into one of the countries where processed agricultural products account for a large proportion.
Pig farming recovers quickly. (Photo: SGGP)

Pork supply sufficient for demand at year’s end

Despite being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to calculations, the export turnover of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector of Vietnam will reach the previously-set target of US$40 billion this year, heard at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on October 6 in Hanoi.
Food loss, food waste cause 2 percent of GDP in damages

Food loss, food waste cause 2 percent of GDP in damages

Vietnam's post-harvest loss accounts for about 20-25 percent. Total loss is estimated at 8.8 million tons, equivalent to US$3.9 billion, accounting for about 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and about 12 percent of Vietnam's agriculture sector.
High-tech agricultural production helps farmers get rich in Lam Dong Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural sector needs impulse for sustainable development

Despite many achievements, the agricultural investment and development in the Central and Central Highlands of Vietnam are facing many challenges due to a shortage of capital, unstable prices, or a lack of market for products. Enterprises and farmers are looking forward to the third dialogue conference between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and farmers scheduled to take place on September 28 in Buon Ma Thuot City in Dak Lak Province, with the hope that it will open the tie-knot and promote sustainable agricultural production development.
Farmers in Binh Dinh Province have a bumper crop of shallots this year. (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers in central provinces enjoy good harvest of vegetables

Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, thanks to favorable weather, many kinds of vegetables and fruits in the winter-spring crop of farmers in the central provinces of Vietnam have given higher yield than expected. The prices of some agricultural products were stable so farmers have earned high profits.