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Viet Nam Improving Traceability of Pangasius in Mekong Delta

Lucy Towers
23 September 2014, at 1:00am

VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a plan on pangagius farming and processing in Mekong Delta by 2020.

Accordingly, the farms will be given codes. These codes serve as identification numbers, used for farming registration, contracts with producers of raw materials and exports. This would help improve traceability, reports VASEP.

By 2016, the farming area in the Mekong Delta is expected to be 5,300-5,400 hectare, with production of 1.25 to 1.3 million MT, added value products accounted for 8-10 per cent, exports reaching $2-2.3 billion.

By 2020, farming area in the Mekong Delta is expected to be 7,600-7,800 hectare, with production of 1.8-1.9 million MT, added value products of accounted for 15-20 per cent, exports reaching $2.6-3 billion.