It also planned to increase the amount of qualified production by 1.25 times, equivalent to 5 million tons per year.

The ministry said it would develop the production and use of organic products, while maintaining efficiency and sustainability, and contributing to promoting added value and protecting the environment.

Fertilizer products of Ca Mau Petroleum Fertilizer Joint Stock Company are prioritized to serve the domestic market.

The industry is developing a model for the use of organic fertilizers, using economical, balanced and effective fertilizers in nine key national crop groups.

In the action plan to increase production and use of organic fertilizers, and to use fertilizers economically, in a balanced and efficient manner for the 2022 - 2025 period, MARD will review a new system of standards and regulations.

It will support the registration and recognition of organic fertilizers that do not have to be tested in accordance with the law to develop a rich and diverse set of products in terms of quantity and type. New organic fertilizer products will also be researched and developed through the selection of input materials and appropriate production technology.

It will encourage the development and use of self-produced organic fertilizers on an industrial and household scale, taking advantage of abundant and available by-products in cultivation, husbandry and aquaculture, agricultural product processing, and domestic waste.

In June 2022, Director of the Plant Protection Department Hoang Trung said that the proportion of organic fertilizers in the total production of the country had increased significantly compared to 2017, from 6.3% to 23%. At that time, more than 4,000 organic fertilizer products, an increase of more than 8 times, were in circulation.

The number of factories and fertilizer production capacity both increased by 1.7 times and 1.4 times, respectively. Total production of industrial organic fertilizer increased by 2.5 times.

"This is an achievement and a good sign for agricultural production because it has helped reduce the pressure on nutrient supply for crops in the context of high prices of inorganic fertilizers," said Trung.

Total fertilizer production capacity of Vietnam reached 29.25 million tons per year, including organic fertilizer. If the production of local fertilizer producers runs smoothly, they can meet domestic demand for nitrogenous and phosphate fertilizers, particularly in potash and NPK.

Source: VNA