Vietnam: High-tech, organic farming improves quality, cuts cost of agriculture

The application of high-tech or organic practices to agricultural production may come with costs that are higher than conventional methods, but it will help save in the long run for pest control by improving product quality and bringing higher income.

Nguyen Thi Kim Thy, a representative of Viet Safe Vegetables Cooperative in Long An province’s Can Duoc district, said the cooperative decided to grow vegetables in line with organic farming with the desire to bring high-quality and safe products to customers.

High-tech applications are not only widely applied in the cultivation of vegetables but also in raising cattle and shrimps to create a safe and clean living environment for produce, thereby contributing to boosting their quality.

According to Pham Phuong Thao, director of Organica Investment Joint Stock Company, she always chooses quality and safe food for health first in a meal for the family because using safe food means consumers will avoid and reduce the cost relating to health problems.

Ho Dang Khoa, Deputy General Director of Que Lam Group Joint Stock Company in Ho Chi Minh City, said that it is implementing an organic husbandry model in line with a production chain. This model has many outstanding advantages, such as not causing odors and good control of the disease.

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