Food Safety

Accredited safe vegetables help Vietnamese farmers earn more

 

Mr Sa Bo Nhang 2

 

AHR leads a successful Australian-funded aid project, which is helping farmers in Northwest Vietnam access a new path to market for their vegetables—via an accreditation program—to help them sell into high-value modern retail markets in Hanoi.

Key points

  • Farmers in the remote mountainous regions of Northwest Vietnam are changing how they grow vegetables.
  • By adhering to good growing practices under the VietGAP accreditation program, farmers can supply vegetables to supermarkets in urban centres.
  • Customers who purchase VietGAP-certified vegetables can be assured the produce has been managed in a way that excludes food-borne diseases and pathogens.

For more information about the project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) click here to download the article