Land policies restrain Vietnam’s agricultural development

Scattered, small-sized land lots hamper farmers and stop companies from investing in agriculture, while barriers set by land accumulation policies also marginalise farmers and hinder the development of Vietnam’s agriculture.

These warnings were voiced by experts at the Vietnam Autumn Agricultural Forum 2019 – the largest gathering of researchers and policy-makers to discuss the impact of land policies on agriculture hosted by Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).

The country’s agriculture depends heavily on some 10 million farming households with more than 76 million small land lots, hindering efforts to apply tech applications, collaborate with enterprises and establish concentrated production areas in the context of intensive global integration and rising climate change.

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