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Aquaculture, agriculture: livestock, cultivation, processing & import, export

Weekly summary (August 14, 2017 - August 20, 2017)


Ninh Thuan Province has the largest number of post larval shrimp in the country that are exported to many northern to southern provinces. Yet, it still maintains the prestige of high-quality shrimp. The reputation is achieved thanks to supervision and responsibility of the authorities and the local breeding facilities. Every year, Ninh Thuan produces about 30 - 35 billion post larval shrimp. Currently, there are 498 shrimp hatcheries in the province, along with more than 1,200 shrimp farms.
In addition to the secure the required criteria, Ninh Thuan is working on the improvement of breed quality. Specifically, over 90% hatcheries in the province import broodstock from the U.S., Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. These countries all have standardized procedures to monitor, domesticate and select genes for breeding with high technology.

Processing, Import and Export:

Vietnam's exports of Tra fish (swai) to the U.S. declined in the first quarter of 2017 due to a shortage of raw materials, but recovered in the second quarter with an increase of 8.4% due to rising demand and supply. Tra fish exports to this market are back to normal after August 2, 2017, the time when all shipments of Siluriformes fish were first inspected by the U.S.
Vietnam’s Tra fish industry has been developed with a strict system of food safety control, and farming techniques that can be said to meet the equivalent standard to the U.S.’s. However, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers is concerned that the U.S.'s policy of discriminating against import may pose new challenges for Tra fish from Vietnam exported to this market.


Representatives of Koyu & Unitek (Long Binh Industrial Zone, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province) said that on Aug. 23, the business will export the first container of chicken to Japan. It has completed all required procedures and records of chicken to prepare for the export.
It is expected that at first, the company will export about 300 tons of chicken per month to the Japanese market. Currently, the slaughterhouse of the company has a processing capacity of 50,000 chickens per day. In addition to fresh chicken meat, the company has invested in processing plants with a variety of products such as chicken burger, chicken tender with the required standard to export to Japan.

Pet, Flowers and Ornamental Plants:

Gerbera. The picture is for illustrative purpose only.

​​Thai Phien Flower Village has been recognized as a hi-tech agricultural area in Ward 12, Da Lat City by Lam Dong Province. This is a high-tech greenhouse production area with a total of ​​150 hectare. Of which, flower cultivation accounts for the majority of daisy with a profit of about VND500 million/hectare/year. The remaining includes lily, Lisianthus, Gerbera, and others that bring more than VND1 billion/hectare/year.


The Mekong Delta is considered the largest rice granary of the country, accounting for 90% of the annual rice exports. Currently, the demand for high-quality rice varieties is still a large question when every year, the industry needs from 400,000 to 500,000 tons of rice seeds. Provincial seed centers and the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute can only meet about 50% of the demand. The rest includes seeds farmers exploit from their own crops or exchange with others. Thus, the quality is not guaranteed.
Over the past, Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute has built 11 technical processes that are nationally recognized. The processes include issues such as rice cultivation, rotation rice and other plants, and disease prevention. In addition, technical solutions developed by the Institute and local provinces have been applied by farmers. Particularly, the process of "3 reduction, 3 increase" accounts for about 35% of the total rice farming area, which is equivalent to VND1.2 million/hectare. Its efficiency is over VND1 million/hectare that save seeds, fertilizer, and reduce the use of pesticides. Annually, the Mekong Delta has saved more than VND1,300 billion with this program.


Nguyen Hong Dang Khoa’s 4 hectares of passion fruit in Cam My District, Dong Nai Province has a yield of 200 tons each year. It brings an income of more than one billion Vietnamese dong. Purple passion fruit is imported directly from Taiwan by Nguyen. It is disease-free and non-transgenic. Thanks to favorable natural conditions, the productivity is high; an average yield reaches 55 tons per hectare.
Purple passion fruit is preferred by the consumers, so the price is high. Nguyen revealed that depending on the market and harvest season, the price will be different. The first type for export to Europe can cost VND32,000; type two for fruit shops, markets, and supermarkets can cost VND18,000; type three is VND12,000 per kg.
Nguyen also applies ginger and honeysuckle intensive farming to exploit the unused lands. Ginger is easy to grow without much time for caring. It can also restrain grass grow and is sold as seedlings. Honeysuckle is a bonsai for feng shui that brings prosperity. It is preferred by families and businesses during Lunar New Year Holiday.

Farmers, Agriculture, Countryside:

Tay Ninh Province has approved the list of projects calling for investment in agriculture and rural development in the period of 2017-2020. Depending on the types of products, investors will decide the appropriate scale, but must ensure plantation area is 20 hectares or more for medicinal plants, 10 hectares or more for vegetables and fruits. The farming must be implemented with VietGAP standard.
In particular, there is a cow breeding project for beef in VietGAP standard with scale of 1,000 cows or more. Another project invests in greenhouses to grow fruits and vegetables according to VietGAP, GlobalGAP or Organic standards in an area of ​​5 hectare or more.

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