Vietnam works to widen access to chilled meat

February 11, 2019

Chilled meat in supermarkets in Vietnam is currently priced 30% higher than warm meat. This has limited access of this high quality meat. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked the government to review market management tools in order to facilitate especially small scale farmers, to supply their products to supermarkets and closely monitor the price to avoid price increases that affect consumers and farmers. MARD is also working with the Ministry of Science and Technology to complete the national standards for chilled meat products and when the standards are implemented, closely monitor the compliance of the standards.