10:42 | 19/07/2017 Trade
Five tonnes of Son La-grown green mango will be shipped to Australia weekly by Agricare Vietnam Company after its first successful shipment of one tonne to the country.
|Mangoes are monitored by microscopes and will undergo irradiation treatment before being shipped to Australia - Photo: baocongthuong|
This is the “tuong” mango variety grown in the northern mountainous province of Son La, said Dam Quang Thang, Director of Agricare Vietnam, adding that his company decided to invest in green mango as this kind of fruit has not been popular in Australia.
To date, only two local cooperatives in Chieng Hac commune, Yen Chau district and Hat Lat commune, Mai Son district have been granted area codes to grow green mango for export to Australia. If the green mango is sold well in Australia, the Plant Protection Department will work with Son La authorities to issue codes for other mango planting areas.
Meanwhile, Agricare Vietnam will support farmers in production to ensure the product constantly meets strict requirements of the Australian market.
Son La is home to 4,000 hectares of mangoes with 3,000 tonnes in yield.