As there is still a great potential for organic agricultural development in Vietnam, the opportunity for organic agricultural products from Vietnam to enter Australia is very promising in the near future. Mekong Organics has been selected by the Australia government to implement a project to promote the development of organic agricultural technology, certification and trade between Vietnam and Australia within the framework of the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant pilot program.
Nguyen Van Kien, Director of Canberra-based Mekong Organics Company, who is also a senior lecturer at the Australian National University and has worked for 20 years at Vietnam's An Giang University, said that by accessing reports of many new scientific studies on the organic agricultural industry he realized that the potential for organic agriculture in Vietnam is still very large, with the current growth trend of the organic industry in the world, especially in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia markets. Added to that, Vietnam's Mekong Delta has many advantages to shift to ecological and organic agriculture to be on par with leading agriculture in the region and the world.
According to Tim Marshal, General Director of TM Organics Company, and Chairman of the Organic Certification Authority of the National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia, the market for organic agricultural products in Australia reached 2.5 billion AUD (equivalent to nearly 2 billion USD) in 2019.