12:40 | 24/01/2016 Trade
The northern province of Vinh Phuc plans to expand cultivation of its strongest exports in farm produce, such as red-flesh dragon fruit, Hong aromatic bananas and chayote (a type of gourd.)
Red-flesh dragon fruits (Photo:Internet)
Recently, local authorities signed memoranda of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in production and export of agricultural products with enterprises from Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia.
The province has been accelerating agriculture restructuring, focusing on developing its strongest products for large-scale production using high-tech methods.
It has zoned off an area for cultivating safe vegetables by 2020, and has so far outlined 39 safe vegetable production practices.
As many as 113 agricultural production establishments were recognised to meet safe vegetable production regulations, while 35 others received Vietnam Good Agriculture Practices ( VietGap) certificates.
To realise its objectives, the locality is calling for investment in agriculture and hopes to attract interest from many domestic and foreign investors.
A red dragon fruit growing project was piloted in Lap Thach district from 2011-2013 on an area of 100 ha. Annual profit from the fruit reached around 350-400 million VND (15,750 – 18,000 USD) per ha.
Thousands of hectares of Hong aromatic banana and chayotes are also being planned for Tam Dao, Yen Lac and Vinh Tuong districts./.