Update: 06:56 | 11/04/2022
(BGO) – Bac Giang has big potentials to produce and process food farm produce few of which have been exported. The actual situation urges suitable solution to bring local agriculture products to global market.
Bac Giang has favorable natural condition, climate and soil for diverse agricultural development such as fruit, castle, poultry and economic forest plantation. To tap the advantages, the provincial Party Committee’s Standing Board issued Resolution No.401 on April 3, 2019 about strategy for agriculture development in Bac Giang province to 2030 with vision to 2035. By 2030, Bac Giang strives to become key national farming hub in the top leading localities of the Northern area.
Workers at Toan Cau Food Import Export Joint Stock Company preliminarily process and pack lychee to export to Japan.
To realize the policy, the provincial People’s Committee, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, districts and city made plan and solutions to support localities in execution.
Thus, the province has established many centralized commodity goods production areas with huge scale and numerous products in top leading group across the nation such as fruit intensive growing area of 51,000 ha (ranking fourth nationwide), poultry flock of 20 million heads (ranking fifth nationwide) and nearly one million head of pig (ranking eight nationwide).
Many safe vegetable growing models for processing have been formed and cultivated in line with VietGAP standard in total area of 12,000ha. Several products are exported to many countries such as lychee (exported to 30 countries with geographical indications at Japan), pomelo (exported to Russia), processed vegetables, Chu rice noodle, Yen Dung fragrant rice (exported to Europe and other neighboring countries).
Improving safe production and seeking markets
In spite of owning huge quantity of farm produce, Bac Giang only exports over 100,000 tonnes of products per year, most of which are non-processed lychee (about 90,000 tonnes), processed vegetables of all kind (about 10,000 tonnes). Particularly, poultry and pig (key staples) are only exported to China with small quantity via sub-category way.
The departure ceremony for the fleet of truck carrying Tan Yen early ripening lychee to export to Japan.
Head of the Bac Giang provincial Quality Management Department for Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Product Dao Xuan Vinh said safe farm produce is the key to export market. The quality issue is the main reason why the province exported a few products while the production area in line with VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards and organic are not popular.
To enhance the volume of agriculture product for export, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Duong Thanh Tung said the agriculture sector will review the centralize commodity good production area per Bac Giang provincial Planning in the period 2021 – 2030 with the vision to 2050; attract more investors to agriculture; link to farmers and cooperatives to introduce advanced technology into production and establish centralize commodity good production area with quality standard for export; enhance the productivity and quality of farm produce; accelerate communication to growers to follow safe production procedure.
The Department also consults the provincial People’s Committee to issue policy and mechanism to assist VietGAP, GlobalGAP and organic farm products which meet requirement for export; boost up investment to mechanization and digital transformation in agriculture sector to improve quality, reduce man power and product cost as well as increase the competitiveness.
The DRDR has focused on implementing the Project to support the sustainable fruit development in the province in the period 2021 – 2025; create growing area code to trace the origin and product quality in line with production procedure for export; attract potential investors to animal husbandry and build concentrated breeding areas meeting disease safe standard.
“In the upcoming time, the Agriculture sector will cooperate with relevant departments and sectors to continue renovating the trade promotion activities and expanding to more countries while introducing products on e-commercial platforms to seek new export market,” Tung shared.