Oxfam and the Vietnam Chamber of Trade and Industry (VCCI) are intent on strengthening the export capacity for small and medium-sized enterprises in the sector of Vietnamese spices and vegetables.
Mr. Hoang Quang Phong, Vice Chairman of VCCI, said that exporting vegetables and fruits is an advantage of Vietnam. "Currently, there is a clear shift in the proportion of Vietnamese fruit and vegetable products, with exports to Europe and America increasing and exports to Asia decreasing," he said.
According to Hoang Quang Phong, after a long lockdown to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, at present, the demand for goods and food, especially vegetables and fruits, in the EU market is extremely huge. "Consumer demand for novel tropical fruits and vegetables in the EU has increased sharply. Specifically, fresh fruit and vegetable products increased by about 20-25 percent, and processed products rose by more than 30 percent," said the Vice-Chairman of VCCI.
Oxfam and VCCI have collaborated to develop a project to strengthen the export capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises in the vegetable and spice industry in Vietnam. The project has been funded 80 percent by the EU to implement in 2022 and 2023.