A trade agreement between Vietnam and the EU is expected to offer a chance for Vietnam farm produce to access the latter’s market of some 516 million people. EU countries hold huge demands for fresh farm produce and Vietnam must find ways to ensure the quality of its products to win over this strict market. 



Though disadvantages such as low processing capacity and scattered production still persist, Vietnam has made strides in exporting agricultural products in EU countries. Moreover, local farmers have yet to learn and apply proper farming techniques as well as follow ground rules in handling farm produce to meet the high requirements. With these setbacks, Vietnam ought to seek some solutions in order to sustain exports to the EU market.

Experts say it is necessary to manage a food policy, as well as promote local initiatives and increase investment from enterprises to develop the agriculture sector to help it meet the rising demands for fresh farm produce.-VNA