Safer pangasius on European dining tables
The Mekong Delta in Vietnam provides 90% of the world’s pangasius. In the last decade, global demand for pangasius products has been decreasing. However, in conjunction with it, importing countries have been raising concerns about the safety of pangasius coming from Vietnam and the social and environmental impact of the industry.
To address consumers’ concerns and difficulties in accessing foreign markets, a dedicated SWITCH-Asia project was launched in 2013, called SUPA. In these past four years, the project has been working with stakeholders along the whole pangasius supply chain to enhance the sustainability of this sector. SUPA intervened in the pre-production, production, processing, market and policy areas of the pangasius sector, contributing to an increased presence of safer Vietnamese pangasius in European markets.