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Every year, Vietnam is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to import vegetable seeds. There are varieties of water that can be produced in the country such as tomatoes, cucumbers, bitter gourd .

Post date: 01-06-2018

According to experts in agriculture, with the current status of seed research as well as the short-term business of companies like Vietnam today, Vietnam still has to rely on long-term import varieties.

Enter whole seeds of cucumber, tomatoes

Preparing to grow vegetables for the Tet festival, Nguyen Tuan Hung (Da Lat, Lam Dong) said that all the vegetables were bought from an importer. In this number, besides some kinds of temperate vegetables such as cauliflower, kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage . there are other kinds of vegetables such as tomatoes, okras, cucumber . Through learn, price These imported vegetable seeds are not cheap. Specifically, the cucumber price is about 50,000 VND per pack of 20g (2.5 million VND / kg), and the other is about 1.8-2 million VND / kg. Tomato seeds are grown in greenhouses, according to Mr. Hung, usually calculated according to grain, depending on the price of each tomato seeds range from 1,500-12,500 VND.

“According to current regulations, the procedure for recognizing new varieties is too complicated, the time to 3-5 years with short-term varieties and 7-8 years with perennial. It is obvious that businesses do not realize the potential of investing in new varieties. “

According to the garden in Da Lat, although vegetable seeds are much more expensive than vegetable seeds in the country, but the quality is guaranteed so gardeners prefer to use. Imports to Vietnam are quite abundant from the US, EU, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan . to other countries in the region such as Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Imports from Thailand are quite large as this is where the production of the leading seed corporations in the world.

Mr. Nguyen Quoc Ly, Director of Center for Seed Testing and Fertilizer in the South of Vietnam, confirmed the amount of hybrid varieties, confirmed by some main vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumber, watermelon, peas Lan . currently imports 80% of the use nationwide. According to Phan Huy Thong – director of the National Center for Agricultural Extension, for some types such as spinach, spinach, etc. can keep the same again after harvest is currently occupying the main force. But for F1 hybrids (after each crop to buy new seeds for planting) such as tomatoes, cucumber, temperate vegetables such as cauliflower, lettuce . most of Vietnam has to import. This is because of the high cost of production in Vietnam, which is difficult to compete with imports. In addition, the quality of hybrid seed is highly dependent on the source of the parent seed, while the source is mainly produced and held by multinational corporations.

However, many agricultural experts say that an agricultural country like Vietnam but 80% dependent on imported vegetable seeds is a must. Apart from some temperate grains of Vietnam that do not have the strength of production, tropical vegetables can be produced in Vietnam but still have to be imported.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, every year Vietnam has to spend $ 200 million import of seeds for domestic cultivation. According to Prof. Bui Chi Buu – Director of the Southern Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (IAS), many kinds of vegetable seeds can be produced domestically such as tomatoes, cucumber, okra, Vietnam still imports massively leading to the annual state of vegetables export is about 400 million USD. “Most domestic companies only focus on imports for sale to enjoy the price difference instead of long-term investment. So Vietnam still has to depend on imports for a long time. When businesses change their business strategy, the seed industry will be able to grow, “said Prof. Buu.

However, according to experts, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to import seeds is largely due to the fact that the state’s mechanisms and policies do not create an airy and attractive corridor for private investors to enter. the. Seed processing industry requires high technology and very high initial cost. Seed research in other countries is invested by private enterprises rather than by the state. In this area, big corporations such as Syngenta, Bayer, CP, Monsanto . have experienced for hundreds of years with strong economic and scientific strength, while most of Vietnam enterprises The tissue is too small.

The advanced model of a seed business must include all three types of activities – research – production – business. However, in the seed business of our country today, the majority of small and super-small so can not afford to finance this activity. According to the Department of Crop Production, there are over 400 seed companies in the country, but the VN seed industry is small, with low capital, low profits, narrow market, backward technology . Research focuses on a number of individual products while foreign corporations have a diverse list of commodities that meet the needs of farmers.

The seed business manager of a foreign company headquartered in Vietnam said that foreign companies are so well-branded that people are willing to buy their nuts at high prices while ignoring the same seed in lower prices. “It is difficult for local seed companies to set prices because of low sales, and people are suspicious of counterfeit or inferior quality products, and selling at too high prices can not compete with imports.” This said.

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Every year, Vietnam is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to import vegetable seeds. There are varieties of water that can be produced in the country such as tomatoes, cucumbers, bitter gourd …