Agro-fishery-forestry export to be boosted hinh anh 1Processing prawn for export at Sao Ta Food JSC in Soc Trang province. Photo: VNA

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development aims to address difficulties facing agro-fishery-forestry production in a bid to boost export.

During a press briefing on August 5 in Hanoi, Deputy Director of the Ministry’s Directorate of Fisheries Pham Anh Tuan said the shrimp output fell in July and attributed the reduction to unfavourable natural conditions, including salt intrusion increases in February, March and April.

Shrimp exports are lower than the same period last year due to weak purchasing power, Anh said.

From now to the end of this year, the agency aims to promote extensive tiger prawn farming to lower production costs and raise product quality to enhance competitiveness, Anh added.

In the long term, the Directorate will promote the prawn-rice and prawn-forest production approaches with application of technology to ensure the sustainable development of the sector.

Besides, the export of other products such as coffee, rubber, rice and cassava also faced difficulties.

The agro-fishery-forestry sector earned 2.47 billion USD from export in July, a decrease of 11 percent from the previous month, and 9 percent from the same month last year.-VNA