The Yunlin County Government of Taiwan, China, continues to expand the export channels for agricultural products in the county. In the first half of the year, the Yunlin County Farmers’ Association and Yijiewei, the agricultural products trading company cooperated to open up international export channels. It has exported more than 100 tons of vegetables. This year, we will further cooperate with VDS Co., Ltd to export 1,000 boxes of carrots with a total weight of 10 tons and 500 boxes of 4 tons of colorful carrots to the NTUC supermarket in Singapore.
Wang Wenxing, general manager of VDS Co., Ltd., said that the VDS brand created by the local cooperative has joint farms in Yunlin, Changhua, Yilan, and other places. The annual output of carrots is as high as 9,000 metric tons.
The exported carrots meet the highest standards of no pesticide residues, ensuring deliciousness and safety (Photo: Yunlin County Agriculture Department)
Director of Agriculture Wu Fangming said that Yunlin County has a number of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as agricultural, fishery and livestock products. It is also the country’s largest producer of fruits and vegetables. This year, it has jointly exported 118.8 metric tons of fruits and vegetables to Singapore and Malaysia. Vegetables are exported to the Marshall Islands every season. 6 metric tons and 130 tons of pineapple are exported to Hong Kong and Japan.
14 tons of colored carrots in a container (photo: Yunlin County Agriculture Department)
Wu Fangming said that in addition to the existing products, they have also established long-term sales promotions in foreign markets to build foreign consumers’ knowledge and confidence in the county’s products. The loaded 14 tons of colored carrots this time is the best example. After several months of trial sales, the confidence of foreign industry players and consumers has been built, and the number of purchases has been gradually expanded to enter Singapore's largest supermarket chain NTUC to seize the local carrot market. In the future, the county government will continue to guide more high-quality agricultural products in the county to establish an export model to expand more sales channels for Yunlin agricultural products.