A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on March 8 to expand markets for regional agricultural and special products.
The event is part of the Vietnam High Quality Goods Fair 2017 in An Giang province.
Nguyen Lam Vien, Chairman and Director General of the Vinamit JSC, who is also Vice President of the Vietnam Agricultural Enterprise and Farm Association, said Vietnam’s agriculture production remains at a small-scale to meet the expectations of the domestic and international markets, while farmers still use chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Vien suggested shifting to organic farming while developing trademarks and chemical standards for agricultural products to earn trust among consumers.
Enterprises should build their own consumption channels, while enhancing their reputation to carve out a niche in domestic and international markets.
Nguyen Phi Van, Chairwoman of the Retail & Franchise Asia Company, mentioned the market-oriented approaches of international firms, adding that Vietnamese firms should learn from them.
Participants also discussed fair competition in the sector and expanding the retail network to far-flung areas.