Enhancing the competitiveness of domestic agricultural products was discussed at an online conference on integrating the agricultural sector internationally on April 9 in Hanoi.

Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat urged local businesses to improve their performance in both international and domestic markets by increasing product competitiveness.

A number of domestic products have weak competitiveness, including livestock, fruit, soybean, corn and cotton, Phat said.

He also stressed the need for the sector to restructure its agricultural production, focusing on improving major products to meet requirements of key export markets.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee of central Ha Tinh province Le Dinh Son called for publicity campaigns to facilitate access to information for businesses and residents.

Echoing Son’s opinion, Vice Chairman of the provincial People Committee of Mekong Delta Kien Giang province Mai Anh Nhi said a number of low quality products stem from insufficient information on international markets.

He also attributed the situation to a lack of technology application.-VNA