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VietFarm Awards: Responsible Farmers, Sustainable Agriculture, Quality Agriculture
17:10:16 26/10/2018

In the first four months of 2018, Viet Nam’s fruit and vegetable export turnover reached $ 1.32 billion, an increase of nearly 30% over the same period last year. For the first time, argricultural export revenue exceeded raw oil export turnover. To many agricultural experts, it is an outstanding achievement. In fact, 77% of the agricultural exports are to Chinese market. Other international markets such as the EU, Japan, the United States and North America are still the narrow gateways for Vietnamese agricultural products. A main cause pointed out is that Vietnamese agricultural producers, especially small and micro-producers, have not seen the opportunity on value chain for their agricultural products in broadening their way to potential markets.

From the concerns and dreams of enhancing the value chain of Viet Nam agricultural products, VIETFARM AWARDS – Pride of Viet Agricultural products 2018 was first organized to select and support the models of small production, as well as encourage small-scale producers to approach and apply international standards, enhance the value chain and move toward sustainable agricultural production with the aim to meet the needs of export markets.

The VIETFARM AWARDS 2018 is held by CDI in collaboration with Viet Nam Retailers Association (AVR), the AgroInfo Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (AgroInfo), the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development and Socio-Economic Development and Rural Development (CISDOMA).

Target groups: Individuals (smallholder farmers); Units (Cooperative groups, co-operatives, cooperative farms…) who are engaged in producing and processing agricultural products.

Conditions for participation: Smallholders mentioned above who have products in 3 categories (raw materials, primary products, or finished products) under 3 groups (Industrial tree | Fruit tree | Vegetables, roots, spices.

Deadline: Application to VIETFARM AWARDS by the latest 30/10/2018

Further details on VIETFARM AWARDS 2018 can be found in website https://vietfarm.org.vn/thong-tin-ve-chuong-trinh-giai-thuong-vietfarm-tu-hao-nong- san-viet-2018/