Vietnam is one of the world’s poorest countries, having suffered from years of war that damaged its economy and basic infrastructure . Thus, economic development is the nation’s highest priority. It is still largely an agricultural economy, with 72 percent of its workforce engaged in that sector. Much of the country is made up of mountains and forests, with only 17 percent of its land arable.


Despite its limited amount of arable land, Vietnam’s agricultural economy has demonstrated impressive success, particularly in the 15 years since the introduction of doi moi. The shift to the use of market mechanisms and price incentives contributed significantly to this success. Vietnam has not only achieved self-sufficiency in rice production, but is now a major global food exporter and is the world’s third leading exporter of rice, competing actively with Thailand and the United States in this global market. Between 1988 and 1997, total food production in Vietnam increased 50 percent. This extraordinary agricultural success not only contributed positively to Vietnam’s foreign exchange earnings, but also contributed to a reduction in the incidence of poverty.

In addition to rice, Vietnam has had success with other agricultural cash crops . In recent years Vietnam has become a major exporter of both groundnuts and cashew nuts. The export of cashew nuts in 1997 brought in US$125 million. Also, Vietnam has become Asia’s second largest producer of robusta coffee, and coffee is now Vietnam’s second leading agricultural export. Other important export crops are rubber and tea.


National FO’s

Contact Person: Mr. Nguyen Xuan Dinh (Dinh)
Tel: +84.912116622 | Email:
Contact Person: Mr. Nguyen Van Chinh
Tel: +84.912116622 | Email:
Contact Person: Ms. Vu Le Y Voan
Tel: +84.904285356 | Email:

Ninh Thuan Farmers Union
16/4-Thanh Phan Rang-Thap Cham, Ninh Thuan Province
Tel: 0909980107 | Fax: 0683.822668
Contact Person: Do Hong Ky
Email: |

Thai Binh
No. 8 Quang Trung street, Thai Binh City
Tel: 0982347846
Contact Person: Lê Hồng Sơn
Position: Vice Chairman of Thai Binh FU

Thanh Hoa Provincial Farmers’ Union
No. 49 Le Loi Street, Thanh Hóa City, Thanh Hóa Province
Tel: 0373.720.703 | Fax: 0373.720.703
Contact Person: Hoang Van Luu
Email: hoinongdan.thanhhó

Tra Vinh province Farmers’ Union
No. 4A, Ly Tu Trong Street, Ward 1, Tra Vinh City, Tra Vinh Province
Tel: 0743862727
Contact Person: Nguyen Quoc Phuong

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