Hanoi, Vietnam - Vietnam sets an ambitious target for its vegetable export revenue, aiming to surpass 1 billion USD by 2030. This goal is part of a recent project approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, positioning the country to become a significant player in the global vegetable market.
According to Vietnam News Agency, Vietnam's vegetable production is expected to reach 23-24 million tonnes, with about 1-1.3 million tonnes allocated for processing. The initiative emphasizes the development of safe and concentrated vegetable growing areas, ensuring clear origin to meet both domestic and export demands. This approach is not only aimed at bolstering export revenues but also at enhancing national food security, food safety and hygiene, and community health.
By 2030, the national vegetable cultivation area is projected to span approximately 1.2-1.3 million hectares. Out of this, 360,000-400,000 hectares will be dedicated to safe and concentrated vegetable production, including about 50,000-60,000 hectares for processed vegetables. Key crops in this category include tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies, potatoes, and various leafy greens.
The project outlines a comprehensive strategy for provinces and centrally-run cities to attract investments in agriculture and rural areas. It emphasizes the importance of forming integrated production chains encompassing everything from cultivation zones to processing and consumption.
In addressing the domestic market, the project focuses on assisting enterprises, cooperatives, and households in building brands for safe vegetables. This effort includes linking these brands with cultivation zone codes and geographical indications. Additionally, the strategy aims to diversify distribution channels for safe vegetables through the establishment of trading platforms, supply-demand connectivity, exhibitions, and trade promotion activities.
For exports, Vietnam plans to maintain its presence in traditional markets while actively exploring new ones. A key part of this strategy involves negotiating to eliminate trade barriers, thereby facilitating easier access for Vietnamese vegetable products in the global market. This approach reflects Vietnam's proactive stance in expanding its agricultural export capabilities, aiming to secure a more significant share in the international vegetable market by 2030.