About 24 tons of lettuce and other leafy vegetables from the city’s Langbian Farm farm were exported to Singapore in early October 2022, the People’s Committee of Dalat City, Lam Dong Province said on October 5.
Tran Huy Tong, owner of Langbian Farm, said that the products ordered by Singapore and South Korea are high-tech vegetables, which are not grown with reference to VietGAP or GlobalGAP standards, but need to ensure that they meet the standards of food safety and hygiene, pesticide residues, etc. of Vietnam and importing countries. Each Korean and Singaporean partner purchases agricultural products directly from farmers and producers.
The Dalat City People’s Committee said that recently Korea and Singapore started to order on an annual basis, the order quantity is about 50 tons of Dalat lettuce per week, and this quantity can be increased subject to ensuring the quality of the vegetables.
Lam Dong Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said that the province currently has an agricultural cultivation area of about 300,000 hectares, with the main products being vegetables, flowers, tea, coffee, fruit trees and mulberry trees, among which high-tech agriculture covers 63,000 hectares, or 21 percent.
In recent years, the province’s agriculture has moved toward increasing value and meeting market, especially export, demand. The province has also concentrated on promoting production development according to standards such as quality standards, product traceability and planting zone numbers.
Currently, Lam Dong province has about 78,000 hectares certified by VietGAP, GlobalGAP, UTZ and 4C.
Source: Vietnam People’s Daily Online
Post time: Oct-13-2022