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Vietnam's agri products need marketing options

Many enterprises have made efforts to purchase fruits to help farmers to go through the current difficult period. Many solutions have been put forward by enterprises to improve the situation of spontaneous agricultural product rescue.

The latest field trip of Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to dragon fruit growing areas in Tien Giang and Long An provinces showed that fruits of cooperatives or farmers who grew fruits under contracts with enterprises were all purchased at previously-signed prices. For instance, the Vina T&T Company still bought durians and dragon fruits of orchards in Tien Giang Province.

This company plans to put fruits into the fruit retail channel at supermarkets and freeze fruits at five cold storage warehouses, waiting for the Covid-19 outbreak to be controlled. To help with consumption, Vina T&T has purchased fruits for frozen storage with an amount 8-9 times higher than that at this time in previous years. The current difficulty is that cold storage warehouses of the company are already full so the company has to rent more warehouses of other companies to be able to keep buying fruits for farmers. The rental cost of refrigerated containers doubles that in the previous months to VND8-9 million per month, not including the power cost of around VND1 million per day.

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