Urban Farming in Hanoi


Throughout Hanoi residents flock to open air markets to buy food for their lunches and dinners. The Vietnamese don’t do weekly shopping, or even twice weekly shopping. The Vietnamese do daily shopping.

They buy their food fresh from the markets every day, making them an essential part of the country’s culture.

45 per cent of all produce sold in the markets are grown inside the city limits, making the Vietnamese world leaders in urban farming.

As Zinzan Clements reports, Australia could learn some valuable lessons from their Asian neighbours.




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Zinzan Clements

Lover of catering and journalism. Decided to combine my love of the two and apply for the Vietnam Trip and see how the Vietnamese do. Focusing my stories around rice, urban food production and the holy grail of sandwiches - Bánh mì!

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