General information

Vietnam is now in the group of countries using many pesticides and is difficult to control. The domestic pesticide market is quite upset with its long list of active ingredients (more than 1,700 active ingredients) and more than 4,000 different trade names. Along with that, the massive import of pesticides along with the overuse of pesticides by farmers has been causing the consequences for the vegetables and fruit produced in the country, as well as causing many barriers to the business to make business decisions. Quality management of pesticides is also inadequate. According to Fresh Studio's research report on the use and management of pesticides, many drugs are labelled incorrectly, the ingredients are not fully listed. In addition, pesticides have so many different names that confuse the user. The problem of garbage bundle is also affecting the quality of the environment.

Organization and objectives:

The PPP TF on Agro-chemicals was established in September 2015, and is now co-chaired by the Plant Protection Department, CropLife and Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH).

This PPP TF on Agro-chemicals has the function of connecting relevant stakeholders, strengthening public-private dialogue, rational resource allocation, and coordinating with other task forces to manage the use of chemicals in commodity lines, important commodities are pepper / spices, tea, coffee, vegetables. Up to now, the TF has drawn representatives from the Crop Production Department, ICD, IPSARD, Tea Association, Pepper Association, Dow Company, Dupont Representation, Harris Freeman, Mc Comick, JDE, Monsanto, Neddspices, OLAM, Rainforest Alliance, Syngenta, Fresh Studio, Unilever.

Key outcomes:


MARD–Plant Protection Department (Co-Leader) 

CropLife Viet Nam (Co-Leader)

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (Co-Leader)

Bayer Viet Nam Ltd.

Corteva Agrisicence Viet Nam (DowAgroSciencesB.V.)

QueLam Group

Syngenta Viet Nam Ltd.

Tien Nong Industrial & Agricultural JSC

Yara Viet Nam Ltd.


Task Forces