Organic farming key to healthy value chains

Organic production can help Vietnam deal with the skyrocketing prices of food, fuels and fertilisers caused by the recent turbulence in different parts of the world, according to Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Nicolai Prytz.

A shift to sustainable farming such as organic is a solution that not only tackles these challenges but also contributes to countries’ efforts towards achieving United Nations’ sustainability development goals by 2030.

Nguyen Quoc Toan, director of the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority, said organic production in Vietnam soared from 19,270ha in 2010 to 53,350ha in 2016, securing the third position in ASEAN.

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