Entering the fourth quarter, orders for exported agricultural products have shown signs of returning, so production is also busier and busier.
Ensuring agricultural raw materials for export
With the target of total annual export turnover of agriculture, forestry and fishery products reaching 53 – 54 billion USD, in the fourth quarter, the agricultural sector is stepping up production and business, carrying out two parallel market promotion tasks. market, while ensuring raw material sources for export.
For many years, people in Dong Phu commune, Luc Nam district, Bac Giang, have been cultivating soybeans for export. To prepare for the year-end export season, farmers here are urgently harvesting their products.
“Growing this tree earns more income than growing rice, earning tens of millions per crop is also exciting,” a farmer in Dong Phu commune shared.
These days, coming to Dong Phu Commune, from the fields to the homes, everywhere we see people harvesting soybeans and vegetables. With two crops a year, the enterprise supports seeds, provides fertilizers, pesticides and covers product output.
“Almost everyone here grows beans, which increases productivity and is more effective than rice,” said Mr. Nguyen Van Vuong, Dong Phu commune, Luc Nam district, Bac Giang.
The price of soybeans this year is higher than 1,000 VND/kg, so people are excited to bring beans to the company’s purchasing point. Currently, every day the business purchases 4-6 carts of goods.
“Every day we have 5-7 employees following the vehicle, with a specific route, to bring raw materials to the factory as soon as possible to serve production and offer the best products to serve customers,” Mr. Nguyen Van Bao, Head of Raw Material Purchasing Department, Toan Cau Food Import-Export Joint Stock Company, said.
In addition to vegetable soybeans, this is also the time to purchase longans, passion fruit, and gac to be able to supply export orders to Japan and the US at the end of the year.
Enterprises accelerated exports at the end of the year
From now until the end of the year, every month Toan Cau Food Import-Export Joint Stock Company exports over 100 tons of frozen agricultural products. This number is increasing 3 times compared to the same period in 2022. To meet export orders, after raw materials are brought to the factory, they will be immediately processed, cleaned, steamed, peeled, and frozen. at -18oC. Starting this month, the factory will increase processing capacity of soybean products, longan, passion fruit by 30%.
“This could be a positive sign that the market is in the recovery phase after COVID-19 and people are starting to accumulate again and spend more on food, so the fruit and vegetable product group, As well as our processed fruits, there are positive signs,” said Mr. Nguyen Duc Hung, Managing Director, Toan Cau Food Import-Export Joint Stock Company.
As for Vinasamex company, the end of the year is also the occasion when the consumption of cinnamon and anise products in the US and European markets increases by up to 20%. In addition to raw products sold using traditional methods, this year the business focuses on bringing deeply processed products such as cinnamon tea and is selling it on a trial basis on Amazon.
“Not only selling B2C, B2C on Amazon is a great way to reach B2B customers, because many of our B2B customers are selling and have stores on Amazon. That is a channel that helps us reach large customers.” “, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huyen, General Director of Vinasamex, said.
From frozen fruit and vegetable products, to spice products such as cinnamon and anise, all of Vietnam’s agricultural products are being promoted for export from now until the end of the year. In particular, businesses are making efforts to diversify products, diversify sales channels, and focus on quality to take advantage of market opportunities at the end of the year. Businesses predict that market demand at the end of the year will increase by 10 – 20%.
In the context that the export of many industries has not yet regained recovery momentum, the production and labor atmosphere in the agricultural sector is very encouraging. Vegetables and rice are considered two bright export spots this year.
From now until the end of the year is also the period when these products will accelerate, the fruit and vegetable industry is gradually approaching the record target of 5 billion USD in export turnover this year and the rice industry is over 4 billion USD. To accomplish this goal, from now until the end of the year the agricultural sector will focus on ensuring supply, both in quantity and quality, for the market.