Vietnamese farmer Nguyen Quang Tuyen at his farm. Extended lockdowns mean farmers face challenges in dispatching produce for sale, and merchants cannot travel to their farms. Photo: Handout Vietnamese farmer Nguyen Quang Tuyen at his farm. Extended lockdowns mean farmers face challenges in dispatching produce for sale, and merchants cannot travel to their farms. Photo: Handout
Vietnamese farmer Nguyen Quang Tuyen at his farm. Extended lockdowns mean farmers face challenges in dispatching produce for sale, and merchants cannot travel to their farms. Photo: Handout

In export-dependent Vietnam, Covid-19 is eating into the food and agriculture sector

  • Logistical difficulties amid extended lockdowns mean second-half shipments in the sector are predicted to fall 30 per cent year on year
  • The agriculture ministry is looking to prioritise the inoculation of all workers in the sector to ensure domestic food security and help ramp up some exports

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Vietnamese farmer Nguyen Quang Tuyen at his farm. Extended lockdowns mean farmers face challenges in dispatching produce for sale, and merchants cannot travel to their farms. Photo: Handout Vietnamese farmer Nguyen Quang Tuyen at his farm. Extended lockdowns mean farmers face challenges in dispatching produce for sale, and merchants cannot travel to their farms. Photo: Handout
Vietnamese farmer Nguyen Quang Tuyen at his farm. Extended lockdowns mean farmers face challenges in dispatching produce for sale, and merchants cannot travel to their farms. Photo: Handout
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