Meksea in meeting with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farming Cooperatives – HELPING FARMERS TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN DURING COVID-19.
MEKSEA.COM – Facing the situation of factories shutdown, 70% closure, 30% production 20-30% capacity, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Development (MARD), represented by MARD’s Southern Working Group 970, had asked Mekong Seafood Connection (MEKSEA) to organize a conference with representatives of agricultural departments of the provinces to find solutions for raw materials backlog in cooperatives and people on Aug 12, 2021.
During the conference, MEKSEA and representatives of departments were focusing on finding ways to solve difficulties for new products such as freshwater prawns, frogs, crabs, tilapia, eels, flounders, etc. Besides the company’s traditional key products are shrimp and pangasius.
Meksea in meeting with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Farming Cooperatives on Aug 12, 2021 (Video by VTV1, Vietnam Television).
According to Tran Minh Hai, director of the cooperative economy training and consulting center at the Institute of Management for Agriculture and Rural Development II and a member of Working Group 970, the group has assisted in connecting hundreds of focal suppliers, thereby supplying essential products to localities.
The working group has received many orders in the coming months from companies seeking to connect chain manufacturing to local cooperatives with the assistance of the agriculture sector. He said that local governments must restructure production and assist cooperatives to expand agriculture and production and invest in pre-and post-processing to fulfill commercial demands.
Kien Giang has about 1,500 tons of seafood harvested from now to the end of August, which needs to be connected for consumption (Photo: nongnghiep.vn).
Through this conference, the Director General of the Directorate of Fisheries of Vietnam Mr. Luan has directed MEKSEA and its cooperatives to mainly focus on building a sustainable and qualified supply chain from breed to farm-raising conditions, adapt the requirements of markets…. He also announce that MEKSEA will be the bridge between market and the cooperatives, based on the large potential of fisheries in the population; and the export experience of the MEKSEA as well as the 85 export markets and 500 customers that the company has built.
At the end of the conference, company representatives and cooperatives have come to a consentment to embark on cooperation in building the chain right at the products; 5 products above, and proceed to sign a contract of consumption principle in the near future.
In the process of studying the needs of seafood importers, MEKSEA found that there are seafood items that international customers have a huge import demand (for example, giant freshwater shrimp). The source of raw materials for giant freshwater shrimp farmed in cooperatives is abundant, but there is no stable output and no clear export orientation.
Aquaculture products of Kien Giang fishermen such as cobia, tilapia, red tilapia and gobio gobio, are in great need of consumption (Photo: nongnghiep.vn).
Therefore, MEKSEA determines to build and promote the brand of the strong seafood items in Vietnam in international customers’ mind. Customers will have a clear and detailed experience from the stage of aquaculture with export standards, the stage of raw material collection and preliminary processing to the production and packaging stages to get the finished product in coming time.
MEKSEA is the connection for above seafood items to be widely distributed to worldwide markets.
By John/Tracy (Business Team)
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