Bioeconomy in Vietnam
The food industry lies at the heart of the domestic economy in the Communist-controlled country in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam is a leader in fish exports from aquaculture such as tilapia, pangasius and shrimp. Its other major exports include rice, coffee and wood products. The cultivation of soybeans and sugar cane is also important for domestic agriculture, which accounts for 20% of gross domestic product (GDP), but makes up 48% of all labor. A national strategy aims to boost growth of the green economy.