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Vinh Long standardizes sweet potato production process, ready for official export

Recently, representatives of the Chinese functional industry online inspected the planting areas and production facilities of sweet potato products in Vinh Long province and some other provinces for approval for official export products. After this inspection, the General Administration of Customs of China signed the official export protocol for Vietnamese sweet potatoes.

Mr. Nguyen Van Tap, Chairman of Binh Tan District People’s Committee, said that purple sweet potato is the main crop of Binh Tan district with an annual planting area of about 10,000 hectares, with an estimated output of 300,000 tons. In which, 220 hectares are VietGAP certified and manufactured in the direction of IPM.

Binh Tan sweet potatoes have the collective brand “Binh Tan SWEET POTATOES” certified by the National Office of Intellectual Property, contributing to creating a brand for Vinh Long sweet potatoes exported to markets around the world, mainly China. . However, recently due to the lack of export, the price of sweet potatoes has dropped very low, the more farmers grow the more losses, many people have abandoned sweet potatoes to grow other vegetables.

Sweet potato farming in Vinh Long province
Chairman of Binh Tan District People’s Committee said that until now, when China agreed to official export, local authorities and farmers were very happy: “The district has granted 4 planting area codes for sweet potatoes. In the coming time, continue to mobilize people to try to keep the sweet potato area. It is possible to switch to other crops for a short time, when the price of sweet potatoes has an export price, it will continue to return.”

Mr. Nguyen Van Liem, Deputy Director of Vinh Long Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, a locality with a large sweet potato production area in the Mekong Delta, said that in recent years, there was a time when the price of sweet potatoes was only 1,500. – 2,000 VND/kg, while the production cost is about 5,000 – 6,000 VND/kg, leading to losses for farmers and narrowing of production area. Previously, the sweet potato production area of Vinh Long province was up to 13,000 – 14,000 hectares, now it is about 750 hectares. Now, China’s approval for official export will be a good sign to promote farmers to increase acreage.

Vinh Long sweet potato field
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Huy, Vietnam Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Processing Co., Ltd., Tan Quoi town, said that China’s approval for official export of sweet potatoes is good news for farmers. Currently, the enterprise is preparing the necessary conditions to increase the purchase, processing and export of sweet potato products.

Sweet potato products in Vinh Long province
“In the near future, we have a plan to build our raw material area, set off-price products for farmers, build a raw material area in Binh Tan, solve many things for people and businesses, so as not to have to Go buy somewhere else. If buying locally, the cost is cheap,” added Mr. Nguyen Thanh Huy.

The functional branches of Vinh Long province noted that although China has agreed to officially export sweet potatoes, farmers should not expand their areas massively, but only grow them in designated areas, avoiding the market. In case of not being able to export, farmers will continue to face difficulties.

Source: Chanh Tuy/VOV-DBSCL

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Vinh Long standardizes sweet potato production process, ready for official export

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