Avocado supply to be excessive due to rapid increase in growing area

avocado, excessive supply, fruit exports, Chinese market, agricultural products, fresh fruits, crop production

Avocado growing areas increase sharply in the Central Highlands provinces. (Photo: SGGP)

The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), collaborated with the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association and the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City held the international seminar to exchange information on market regulations and control import and export of fruits and vegetables between Vietnam and China on October 27 in HCMC.

According to the Department of Crop Production, at present, the growing area of avocado trees is increasing many times higher compared to three years ago. Avocado is a perennial industrial cultivar that bears fruits after three years of growing and produces fruits for many years, so provinces must have plans and cannot develop avocado cultivation massively. Besides, Vietnam's avocado varieties do not meet the standards of size and quality for export to the US and EU markets. For the Chinese market, there is no negotiation roadmap for the legal export of avocados. Therefore, enterprises, provinces, and farmers need to learn carefully before developing avocado trees.

According to the MARD, from the beginning of this year to the end of September, the total import and export turnover of agricultural products between Vietnam and China exceeded US$9.8 billion, down 8.6 percent over the same period last year. Most of the main export items of Vietnam to China slumped. Specifically, vegetables and fruits reached $1.4 billion, down 25.9 percent. Currently, only nine types of fresh fruits from Vietnam are allowed to be imported through the official channel into the Chinese market, including dragon fruit, watermelon, lychee, longan, banana, mango, jackfruit, rambutan, and mangosteen. Besides durian, which is in the process of completing procedures, the ministry will continue to promote the market opening process in the order of priority of pomelo, passion fruit, avocado, custard apple, coconut, cardamom, and pineapple. At the same time, it will sign a protocol to open the market for grass jelly and sweet potato.

Regarding the issuance of codes for the Chinese market, according to the Department of Plant Protection, 47 provinces have submitted requests with 1,735 codes of growing areas, an area of over 180,000 hectares for nine fresh fruits, and 1,832 codes of packing facilities. Of these, the Mekong Delta region has 628 codes of growing areas and 924 codes of packing facilities for export to China.

By Thanh Hai – Translated by Gia Bao

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Hanoi to sort burnable trash for efficient waste treatment

The capital city will sort its trash into burnable and non-burnable categories for optimum waste processing, an official said. Read more »

Trà Vinh steps up measures to cope with severe saltwater intrusion forecast in dry season

An agriculture official in Trà Vinh Province’s Trà Cú District instructs a farmer how to save her rice crop from saltwater and drought during the last dry season. – VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hòa... Read more »

Shinhan Bank completes three pillars of Basel II ahead of schedule

Shinhan Bank has completed all three Pillars of Basel II ahead of schedule, which were regulated by the State Bank of Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of Shinhan Bank Shinhan Bank Vietnam Limited (Shinhan... Read more »

Three Chinese men get death for killing taxi driver in Hanoi

Three Chinese men were sentenced to death in Hanoi Friday for robbing and murdering a taxi driver last year. Read more »

COVID-19 Updates (Nov. 28): Food packaging imported from COVID-19 countries will be tested

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health Nguyen Thanh Long has ordered the testing of food packaging imported from countries with large COVID-19 outbreaks. Read more »

Five eateries offer nostalgic taste in Vietnam’s southern metropolis

Maintaining recipe and decoration in the 1970s, the following eateries in Saigon allure a large number of diners especially those who want to savor the nostalgic taste of the old days. Read more »

Scrumptious dishes in Sai Gon market

Having many eateries that serve a series of scrumptious dishes, Ban Co market in District 3 (Ho Chi Minh City) is no doubt to be a paradise for culinary fanatics. Read more »

EuroCham announces higher BCI in Q3 as business confidence rebounds

One-third of European business leaders believed that the EVFTA was an important part of their decision to invest in Viet Nam. — Photo congthuong.vn The European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham)’s Business Climate Index... Read more »

UNICEF provides food to help malnourished Vietnamese children

UNICEF has sent 10 tons of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to help severely malnourished children across flood-affected communities in central Vietnam. Read more »

VN-Index can keep going after crossing 1,000 point mark

Although profit taking pressure will mount, analysts say market conditions still leave room for growth after the VN-Index surpassed 1,000 points. Read more »