Organic food development opportunities The growing market share of organic products in the world is a great opportunity for agricultural producers to shift from conventional to organic agriculture. Besides being safe for human health and the environment, organic farming can also increase farmers’ income due to the higher price of organic products compared to ordinary agricultural products. The United Nations estimates that the world population will increase to 9.2 billion by 2050, doubling food demand and considerably increasing demand for clean, high quality and safe food. According to Associate Professor, Dr. Le Van Vang, Head of the College of Agriculture at Can Tho University, the productivity of organic agriculture is about 20 percent lower but yields a profit up to 47 percent higher than conventional farming. Provinces in the Mekong Delta are particularly well suited for organic agricultural development, he added. The increasing demand for clean, quality and safe food is offering opportunities for organic agriculture development Many enterprises in Vietnam are involved in organic agricultural production. Vinamit CEO Nguyen Lam Vien said 65 percent of his company’s products are exported to Japan, China, Malaysia, European countries, and North America. Vietnam can become the kitchen of the world. The number… Read full this story
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