Vietnam trials hi-tech agriculture production zones, Vietnam Net Bridge, 7 February 2017.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

Vietnam plans to have at least 10 hi-tech agriculture production zones comprising 200 enterprises by 2020. To date, it has attracted 20 enterprises…

Vietnam-Australia JSC (also known as Viet Uc), a foreign invested enterprise with a branch in Bac Lieu province, has pioneered shrimp super-intensive farming in greenhouses. The company has spent VND180 billion to farm shrimp on an area of 50 hectares, which brings a yield of 40-80 tons per hectare each crop, or 300 tons per hectare per annum, 10-15 times higher than traditional farming methods.

In Vietnam, there are many different shrimp farming models. Under the extensive farming model, there are 3-6 shrimp per square meter. Meanwhile, under the super-intensive model, there are 300-500 shrimp per square meter. High technologies must be applied for super-intensive farming, including Israeli membrane technology, US and German periodic water filtration technology and biotechnology.

With the investment rate of VND7 billion per hectare, it is 10 times more costly to follow the super-intensive farming model than the traditional model. However, the new model is believed to help Vietnam strengthen competitiveness to overcome technical and trade barriers set up by import markets…

 

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