Update: 21:05 | 28/04/2021
(BGO) – Since early this year, the export of farm produce has gained positive signals in the northern province of Bac Giang, offering the locality a chance to affirm its position and role on the market.
According to Nguyen The Thi, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Luc Ngan district, the issuance of geographical indication (GI) protection certificate to Luc Ngan lychee at such a high demanding market of Japan was a sweet result achieved by the great efforts of the province, district and local farmers for nearly two years. The fruit growers in Luc Ngan will have more opportunities to increase the value of this specialty.
The potatoes are processed to export at Vifoco Import Export Joint Stock Company.
Welcoming this chance, since early this year, the competent agencies in Luc Ngan district has instructed to develop 27 growing area codes (GAC) with total area of 194.5 ha (up 96.5ha) which satisfy the export condition to Japan (up 9 codes comparing to the figure in 2020). Meanwhile, the district operates a plant of steaming, sterilization and package at Toan Cau Import Export Food Joint Stock Company meeting demand for export.
Apart from lychee, Bac Giang’s farm produce have continuously welcomed happy news on export markets since early this year. Trai Lam Thuan Huong Chu Noodle Cooperative in Nam Duong commune (Luc Ngan district) inked contract with Sai Gon Import Export Food Joint Stock Company to sell 3.5 tonnes of vegetable and root noodles to export to Japanese market.
Farm produce export not only brings higher economic value but also helps affirm position of Bac Giang’s product on the international market as well as promote the local image. Amid the complicated development of the disease when the big export markets apply stricter inspection over the import goods, it is crucial to ensure the product quality and phytosanitary to maintain a firm stand for agriculture products on international market
Moreover, Minh Phuong Agriculture Production and Service Cooperative in Tu Mai commune (Yen Dung district) exported 600 kg of Yen Dung fragrant rice to the U.S and received positive feedback.
Taking advantage of the free trade agreements, early this year, Vifoco Import Export JSC (Bac Giang city) signed one year export order for napa cabbage, pumpkin, potato, carrot, cucumber, lychee....with total value of over 1 million USD to Republic of Korea, Russia and the Eastern European countries.
Production under chain to increase farm produce quality
According to the statistic from the Department of Industry and Trade, total export value hit over 3.4 billion USD in the first 3 months in the province, up 184 million USD comparing to the same period last year. However, the export turnover was gained mostly by garment and textile, electronic, plastic products....The export value of agriculture products was low and yet to tap the local potential and advantage (annual export value of farm produce is 250 million USD).
To recover the shortcoming, the province has recently issued many policies and mechanizm to accelerate the development of commodity agriculture. To date, Bac Giang has approved for the list of 52 key and signature products in the province then issued mechanizm to organize concentrated commodity production with large scale, establish hi-quality fruit and vegetable cultivation areas for processing to serve both domestic and export markets.
Farmer in Giap Son commune, Luc Ngan district cares for lychee area to export to Japan.
To bring local farm produce further, many localities have issued several mechanizm and policies to encourage the production linkage. Typically, the People’s Committee in Tan Yen district mobilized more than 4 billion VND (173.400 USD) from the capital source of rice field protection in 2020 to support 50 percent of the cost for variety, fertilizer, plant protection product to build 6 linkage chains of farming and consumption for key and signature products of the district.
Besides, Luc Ngan district mobilized expense to support 100 percent of the label cost for the cooperatives and business, 50 percent of the plant protection product cost to the growing areas with code so as to help lychee meet all condition to Japan market. At the same time, the district will connect to open a store to introduce lychee at the pedestrian street in Hanoi city, a place with many foreign visitors.
“Farm produce export not only brings higher economic value but also helps affirm position of Bac Giang’s product on the international market as well as promote the local image. Amid the complicated development of the disease when the big export markets apply stricter inspection over the import goods, it is crucial to ensure the product quality and phytosanitary to maintain a firm stand for agriculture products on international market”, said Le Ba Thanh, Vice Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.