Updated at 2022-02-28
Vietnam is a major agricultural exporter. Over half of the country’s labor force works in agriculture. The agricultural output value accounts for about 30 percent of the GDP. In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic was wreaking havoc, Vietnam still exported US$40 billion’s worth of agricultural products. In addition to wood, rice, vegetables, fruits, and shrimp, other well-known Vietnamese agricultural products include tea, cashews, and coffee. Taiwan’s agricultural sector is also highly developed, and it exports agricultural technology and collaborates and holds exchanges with Southeast Asian countries. Taoyuan, which produces fruits and flowers in abundance, has signed an agricultural cooperation MOU with Đồng Tháp Province. If the two sides can exchange technologies as a result, then they will be able to achieve the objective of increasing the agricultural output value.
Agricultural cooperation MOU signing date: Aug. 1, 2017
Area: 3,378.8 square kilometers
Population: 1,599,504 people (2019)
Main industries: Đồng Tháp Province is a Vietnamese province in the Mekong Delta. It was established over 300 years ago. The capital is Cao Lãnh. Đồng Tháp is surrounded by a canal system that carries large quantities of alluvium. The province is rich in natural resources. The main industries are agriculture and ecotourism services. There are orchards and vast rice paddies that remain spring-like throughout the year, as well as many rare protected migratory birds. Tràm Chim National Park in Đồng Tháp’s Tam Nông District is inhabited by numerous sarus cranes. The park covers an area of 7,313 hectares. It has rich and diverse ecosystems, as well as a compete wetland ecosystem, making it very popular with tourists.