- Viet Nam
Honey is considered a valuable product that has both health-promoting value and the effect of supporting the treatment of many diseases. Beekeeping is an agricultural activity that doesn't take up land, with little investment and quick recovery, so in recent years, the number of colonies and honey production in Vietnam has grown quite rapidly. In 2021, Viet Nam exported over 50,000 tons to the United States, Europe and other countries. Due to the fact that Vietnamese honey has high water content, the export price is very low. Applying advanced beekeeping technology, producing high quality honey for export and supplying to domestic consumers is an urgent requirement.
Viet Nam is located in a tropical region with warm climate, so bees can grow all year round without having to overwinter like in temperate countries. Viet Nam also has many types of nectar resources with large areas such as longan, lychee, coffee, rubber, cashew, acacia, melaleuca...these trees bloom again to produce nectar in different seasons, so honey yield of colony is high. Vietnamese beekeepers are eager to learn, easily absorb new science and technology such as learning beekeeping in the super hive or technical measures to treat diseases and parasites without using chemical drugs to produce high quality clean products.
Mr Phuong Dinh Anh
Vice Chief of the National Coordination Office of the National Target Program on New Rural Development (NCO)
OVOP or similar homegrown schemes: One Commune One Product (OCOP)
Year of establishment: 2018
No. of agri-products under the scheme: 7463 products rated 3 stars or more, including 20 5-star OCOP products.
Quality classification based on 3 criteria:
- Community strength: 35 points;
- Marketing ability: 25 points; and
- Product quality: 40 points.
- 1 star: less than 30 points
- 2 star: 30-49 points
- 3 star: 50-69 points
- 4 star: 70-89 points
- 5 start: 90-100 points
- Ha Giang province, Thong Nguyen village (mountainous): Shan tea (https://finhotra.com.vn/ )
- Son La province, Moc Chau district, Tan Lap village (mountainous): Shan tea
- Thai Nguyen province/city, Tan Cuong village (mountainous, dryland): Tan Cuong tea (https://ntm.thainguyen.gov.vn/-/hop-tac-xa-che-hao-at-phat-trien-san-xuat-gan-voi-du-lich-sinh-thai )
- Bac Kan province/city, Nong Thuong village (mountainous): Cumin Bac Ha (https://bachacumin.vn/en/ )
- Bac Kan province, Na Ri district, Con Minh village (mountainous): Vermicelli (https://miendongtaihoan.com/ )
- Thai Nguyen province, Dong Hy district, Hoa Thuong village (mountainous): Vermicelli (https://mienvietcuong.com/ )
- Son La province/city, Hu La village (mountainous): Coffee (https://www.facebook.com/CaPheBichThaoSonLa/ )
- Kom Tum province, Dak Ha district/town (mountainous): Coffee (https://www.facebook.com/CapheDakMark/ )
- Lam Dong province, Da Lat city, No. 6 ward (mountainous): Antichoke tea (https://ladophar.com/ )
National website: https:ocop.mard.gov.vn
Geographical Indications systems
Year of establishment: 2001
No. of agri-products under GI: 116
Sample products: Phu Quoc Fish soucrce, Shan Tuyet Tea, Buon Ma Thuot Coffee bean, Doan Hung Pomelo, Dragon Fruit, Anise, Litches of Thanh Ha, Tam Xoan Rice, Vinh’ Orange, Tan Cuong Green tea. See a full list of GI products in Viet Nam here
National website: https://www.ipvietnam.gov.vn/web/english/geographical-indications
This is Viet Nam’s story during the Webinar that FAO RAP organized on 30 June 2021 to take stock on national experiences on OVOP.
A presentation during FAO RAP’s OVOP Stocktaking Webinar on Viet Nam’s OCOP program and lessons learnt.