Vietnamese exports of sweet potato and cassava leaves bring in up to USD $6 million annually.

There are also bamboo leaves, banana leaves, … – leaves that are too easy to find in all parts of Vietnam and are not very expensive…

According to statistics from the General Department of Customs, Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports in September 2022 reached 250 million USD, up 8.1% compared to September 2021. Generally, in the first nine months of this year, the export of this group of goods earned $2.45 billion, down 11.1% over the same period last year.

Particularly, the export of cassava leaves, bamboo leaves, sweet potatoes, banana leaves, etc. earned more than 6 million USD in just 8 months of 2022, up 4.4% over the same period.

In which, export of sweet potato leaves earned 0.52 million USD; cassava leaves 1.6 million USD; bamboo leaves, banana leaves, and bamboo leaves, respectively, reached 1.1 million USD, 0.84 million USD and 0.35 million USD respectively; other leaves for export reached 1.66 million USD.

In August 2022, exports of cassava leaves and sweet potatoes recorded a sudden growth, of 101.3% and 115.4% respectively. Bamboo leaves, banana leaves, and other leaves all grew at double-digit rates, only the leaves recorded a 25% decrease over the same period.

That number surprised many people, because these leaves appear a lot in our countryside. Farmers often use it as fodder for livestock and poultry, or compost it as organic fertilizer, burn it,…

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