Some groups and individuals on social networks called for rescue for agricultural products from Hai Duong. Big supermarkets such as Co.op Mart, BigC also joined in.
Go online to call for help for agricultural products
Mr. Tuan Ngu (Kim Lien, Hanoi) in recent days has sold about 2,000 chickens raised from Chi Linh district, Hai Duong. The chickens moved to Hanoi in batches, within a few hours he sold out about a few hundred chickens, priced at 60,000 VND / kg. He is always updating the situation of trafficking on social networks.
|Hanoians gathered to “rescue” Chi Linh chickens in the middle of the night. (Photo: TN)|
According to Mr. Ngu, these chickens are raised by local people to sell Tet, but the disease has slowed consumption, the order of spacing makes the chickens stagnant in the province and cannot be transported elsewhere.
“Now we have to sell because the chickens have grown, the more the loss increases. Providing food for thousands of chickens every day is very costly, ”Mr. Ngu told ICTnews.
The chickens of Mr. Ngu transported from Hai Duong to the kites did not have food, customers bought chickens, although they benefited but also pity the people. “Each farm in the Chi Linh hill area raises 2-3 thousand chickens, so the sale of 2 thousand chickens has not” saved “much”, Mr. Ngu said.
However, chickens returned to Hanoi for a few hours, then out of stock. Most of the customers were those who bought Mr. Ngu’s previous installments because of the cheap price and delicious meat.
In a group on social networks, 3 students in the Faculty of Foreign Language Training and Fostering – Hanoi Foreign Language University regularly asked if there was a car from Hai Duong to Hanoi to contribute to “rescue” agricultural products. .
Thuy Trang, a young person in the group, said she went to Me Linh to find out the situation. Seeing the tomatoes almost spilled, her group decided to do something for the farmers. But the biggest difficulty is finding a car to transport goods from Hai Duong to the capital.
“We rely on acquainted cars and cooperative cars to bring the goods here,” Thuy Trang said.
Borrowing a ground in Doi Can, the group started to sell radishes, tomatoes, and cabbage for 15 thousand VND / 5kg bag. According to Duong, this price is only enough for the group to cover the shipping costs, not to make a profit. After about a day (starting from March 4th), the group sold more than 1 ton of fruits and vegetables.
|Radishes, tomatoes, mustard greens sell 15,000 VND / 5kg bag. (Photo: Thuy Duong)|
Nga, a woman from Hai Duong, also posted on social media to call on people to “rescue” her hometown. However, in recent days, she has not sold much although guava has reached the time of harvest.
“Due to the epidemic and erratic demand, the price of guava is sometimes only 2 thousand VND per kilogram, sometimes it is 6,000, now it is only 4 thousand but I have not yet sold it,” said Nga.
In groups, people need to sell dried onions, guava, sapodilla, chicken, eggs, … from Hai Duong. At the same time, many individuals are willing to buy several tens of kilograms of agricultural products, several dozen eggs, and still have tons of eggs to buy in bulk. Many businesses also organize to buy for farmers and sell cheaply to workers.
In addition, dozens of spontaneous “rescue” locations for agricultural products in Hanoi have been listed for support by those in need.
The supermarket also stepped in
Since the end of February, BigC and Co.opmart in the North also participate in buying goods from Hai Duong farmers, compensating for the cost to sell at support prices.
At Co.op Mart in Hanoi and Hai Phong, the price of tomatoes is sometimes only 1,500 VND / kg, cabbage is 3,000 VND / corn, and eggs are 2,200 VND / fruit.
BigC Hanoi also sells kohlrabi 5,900 VND / kg, white cabbage 3,900 VND / kg. In the first week since the end of February, BigC said it sold about 70 tons of agricultural products belonging to Hai Duong’s agricultural products.
Talking to ICTnews, the Co.opmart side said that by the afternoon of March 5, about 300 tons of “rescued” agricultural products were consumed through the entire system of Co.opmart and Co.op Food in the North. The Hai Duong agricultural products that Hanoi co-ops participated in the rescue included white cabbage, kohlrabi, carrots and guava.
|Co.opmart sells farm produce at a price subsidy to farmers. (Photo: Co.opmart)|
In order to have the right selling price, the supermarkets said that they have to compensate for the cost of quality control, transportation, labor and space to support accelerating the consumption of agricultural products. In addition, there are additional costs to implement dual promotions, discount, reward points for customers when buying agricultural products, and when customers buy other items with the appropriate invoice, they will receive additional agricultural products. free.
According to the supermarket, rescue goods are mainly consumed from cooperatives and have quality control measures to ensure safety, not mass purchasing and rescuing products of unknown origin.
On March 2, the Seashell e-commerce floor also started a campaign to support Hai Duong agricultural products. Currently, the booth selling 5 kinds of agricultural products, including: Cam Dong chicken eggs, Chi Linh hill chicken, Thanh Ha guava, cabbage, and kohlrabi have been opened. These are the types of agricultural products agreed to be put up for sale on the Seashell floor by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hai Duong province and Viettel Post in the initial stage.
It is difficult to bring agricultural products to e-commerce
In the context of agricultural products stagnant in Hai Duong, many people across the country want to wholeheartedly support farmers through difficult times. The question is, should agricultural products be put on e-commerce?
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Dung, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM), said that it is difficult for specific goods such as vegetables to be sold on e-commerce channels.
“Vegetables are particularly prone to wilting and stamping, so transporting over long distances to customers is not feasible,” explained Mr. Dung. Some food delivery applications have deployed to household markets, delivering vegetables within the day, but sometimes the quality is sometimes complained, the transportation of these goods over long distances is not realistic at present.
VECOM used to support the people of Ben Tre to put coconuts for sale on online channels, but according to Mr. Dung, not all goods can be sold online. “The goods need to be packed carefully, maintain quality during transportation to be suitable for mass sale”, said VECOM Vice President.
Support for Hai Duong agricultural products is only provided in the Northern provinces. The current delivery scene does not allow vegetables here to go nationwide. Even big supermarkets are only deployed in Hanoi and some neighboring provinces.
The shipment opens a digital transformation campaign for Vietnamese agricultural products
On the evening of March 4, the car with 60,000 Cam Dong clean eggs arrived at the Seashell floor’s warehouse to reach consumers soon. These are the first shipments in the campaign to use digital technology to help Vietnamese agricultural products escape from the need of rescue.