VIETNAMNEWS – Update: June, 19/2017 – 09:00
A member of the Bình Thuận-based Hòa Thành Agricultural Service Cooperative guides other farmers in effective pesticide use. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s plant protection product market is valued at US$1 billion a year, but the country is still heavily dependent on imports.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade estimated that in the first five months of the year, Viet Nam imported $400 million worth of pesticides and materials, a 41 per cent year-on-year increase. In May alone, the import value was $98 million.