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2/21/2018 4:22:03 PM

Vietnam targets cultivation export value of USD 21 billion in 2018

(VNF) - The cultivation sector of Vietnam has set goal to reach over USD 21 billion in export turnover in 2018, representing a year-on-year rise of 2.2-2.3 percent.

The figure was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In order to achieve the aforementioned target, this year, the country aims to increase the fruit plant area to about 930,000 hectares and create high added value products. In more details, each locality will develop large-scale fruit areas ensuring good agricultural practices (GAP) and food safety in addition to high-technology vegetable and flower production, focusing on major cities.

At the same time, the agricultural industry will improve rice quality and reduce its production cost via intensive cultivation.

Dragon fruits for exports (source: VNA)
Meanwhile, industrial crop growing areas such as coffee, rubber, tea and cashew nut will be gradually reduced to 645,000 hectares, 950,000 hectares, 132,000 hectare and 300,000 hectares, respectively.

Furthermore, localities will continues shifting their plant structure to grow more profitable crops adaptive to climate change such as corns, vegetables and fruits and developing aquaculture, especially in the northern, south central, and Central Highlands regions.

In particular, the Mekong Delta, will boost the application of high technology to create new varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as develop processing and post-harvest preservation technologies.

In 2017, Vietnam earned a record of some USD 3.45 billion from fruit and vegetable exports, an on-year increase of 40.5 percent.

China, Japan, the US and the Republic of Korea were among the biggest importers of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables./.

  ( VNF )
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