During the meeting between BioTrade and the Department of Crop Production on September 27, Mr. Le Van Duc – Deputy Director of the Department of Crop Production discussed with a group of BioTrade project managers about the dissemination of UEBT standards in the coconut industry through two activities, which were the development of integrated coconut farming processes with UEBT standards and the development of national training materials on sustainable coconut production. These materials will be distributed throughout the country’s national agricultural extension network, as well as to coconut trading companies and farmers.

The meeting emphasized the importance of widespread dissemination of sustainable production standards, the role of the BioTrade project and regulatory agencies in promoting the development of the coconut industry. Through the meeting, BioTrade and the Department of Crop Production discussed and agreed on the implementation plan and resource contributions of the parties in the development of these two sets of documents, and discussed a number of cooperation activities expected to be implemented in 2022.

The Regional BioTrade Project – phase II (BioTrade SECO) is supporting export-oriented enterprises of sustainable products in the natural ingredients industry in Vietnam.