Vietnam wants to be top 15 organic farming countries

The agriculture ministry seeks to turn Vietnam into one of world’s top 15 organic farming countries by 2030, and has its sights on the EU market given trade deals.

Under a draft proposal it will submit to the prime minister in the fourth quarter, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to have 7-10 percent of the farming area in the country under organic crops by then.

Data from the ministry shows organic farming is done in 40 localities on a total area of 23,400 hectares, 97.5 percent of them are under EU, U.S. and Japanese standards, and most of the produce are vegetables, fruits and tea.

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Dat Nguyen