More and more agricultural products from Vietnam’s southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau now have traceability stamps, providing information transparency and increasing the product’s value.
The Bau May Tourism Agriculture Trade Cooperative in Xuyen Moc District’s Hoa Hiep Commune began growing 15ha of pepper under global good agricultural practices (GobalGAP) standards in 2015 and received GobalGAP certification for the pepper area three years later. With GobalGAP-quality pepper, Bau May has developed traceability stamps for its pepper and pepper products to boost sales at home and abroad.
Last year, the cooperative exported more than 100 tonnes of pepper and pepper products to many markets such as the EU, Japan, the Republic of Korea and China. The pepper products with the stamps have easier access to supermarkets and export markets, he said.
The Song Xoai Green Skin and Pink Flesh Grapefruit Cooperative in Phu My Town’s Song Xoai Commune has used traceability stamps for its green skin and pink flesh grapefruits since 2018. The co-operative produces about 2,900 tonnes of green skin and pink flesh grapefruits a year, including 30 percent of them with traceability stamps and planted under organic standards.