HCM CITY HCM City has about 2,500ha suitable for producing organic vegetables, accounting for 90 per cent of total area for vegetable cultivation, according to the steering committee for organic vegetable development.
The city will still have more than 380ha of land that is not suited to producing organic vegetables because of land or water pollution, mostly in the districts of Hoc Mon, Cu Chi and Thu Duc, the committee said.
The lack of zoning plans and stable outlets has hampered the expansion of organic farming in the city.
The city will continue to build organic vegetable farming models that meet VietGap or HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) standards in the coming time, the committee said.
It will also work out measures to reduce pollution and increase areas for cultivating organic vegetables and to set up an effective distribution system linking producers and consumers.
The committee said the city would enhance cooperation with neighbouring provinces to ensure the supply of organic vegetables to the city. VNS