22/05/2024 at 12:32 (GMT+7)
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Promoting linkage of organic agricultural production chain

Organic agricultural production with value chain linkage is one of the solutions to enhance economic efficiency and environmental protection. Additionally, organic production helps generate high-quality, safe food products to meet domestic consumption and export demands.

Currently, there are 62 localities nationwide engaging in organic agricultural production or transitioning to organic cultivation, covering hundreds of thousands of hectares. Over 7,000 farmers participate in organic agriculture, along with 60 business units involved in distribution, and export of organic agricultural products. The export turnover of organic agricultural products reaches approximately 350 million USD per year. There are currently 20 export units for vegetables, fruits, coffee, rice, cashew nuts, black pepper, with an output of 260 thousand tons per year, targeting markets such as France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, China, the United States, and Thailand.

Recently, the National Agricultural Promotion Center has developed several models of organic agricultural value chain linkage to increase value and ensure sustainable development. Among them, the cooperative model linking organic rice production along the value chain in localities such as Son La, Vinh Phuc, Thua Thien Hue covers an area of 570 hectares. The organic rice production model has been expanded to 1,710 hectares and has formed nine new-style agricultural cooperatives contributing to the linkage among farmers, businesses, and scientists. The purchase price for rice is higher than the market price, ranging from 1,200 to 1,500 VND/kg, with an economic efficiency 5.3 million VND/ha higher than conventional production. The organic vegetable production and consumption linkage model covering 125 hectares in Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Lam Dong, and Dong Nai provinces has increased economic efficiency through linkage by 22 to 156%.

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