The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang has identified 16 key products to focus on to increase the competitiveness of its agriculture.
Cultivation of green - skin and pink - flesh grapefruit under Vietnamese good agricultural practices (VietGAP) standards has helped farmers in Lương Hòa Commune in Trà Vinh Province’s Châu Thành District improve income and have stable outlets.
Đồng Tháp Province, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s largest mango producer, plans to increase the area under the fruit to 10,000ha next year, a top agriculture official has said.
The south-central province of Bình Thuận, the country’s largest dragon fruit producer, is expanding cultivation of dragon fruit under Vietnamese and global Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP and GlobalGAP) standards.
The expansion of fruit growing areas in Tiền Giang Province, the country’s largest fruit producer, has helped farmers adapt to climate change and improve their incomes.
The EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to boost Việt Nam's exports, especially agricultural and aquatic products that already have competitive advantages in the European market. However, the domestic agricultural sector will face challenges when penetrating this market of over 800 million people.