This is the orientation in the new Directive 653/CT-BNN-BVTV of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), released on 25th January. Accordingly, it directs the local units to instruct local residents to use fertilizers in a rational, proper, and economical manner. Furthermore, it directs to increasingly apply organic fertilizers and alternative organic materials to partially replace inorganic fertilizers.
The MARD also mentioned that the overuse of inorganic fertilizers is still a common practice in most localities. This has increased production costs, reduced competitiveness of agricultural products, polluted the environment, and caused an imbalance of the agricultural ecosystem.
Sources & further information: “Từng bước thay thế phân bón vô cơ bằng phân bón hữu cơ” at https://www.vietnamplus.vn and “Chỉ thị số 653/CT-BNN-BVTV của Bộ trưởng Bộ Nông nghiệp và Phát triển nông thôn về sử dụng phân bón tiết kiệm, cân đối và hiệu quả” at https://www.ppd.gov.vn, accessed on 26 January 2022.