September 19, 2023

Mekong Delta agriculture sector helps farmers find markets | Company

Mekong Delta agriculture sector helps farmers find markets

According to Can Tho City’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, so far the city has more than 23,500 hectares of fruit trees, with an output of more than 168,250 tons per year. Many orchard areas help farmers make a profit of VND 200-800 million per hectare per year, or even more.

The types of fruit trees grown in Can Tho City are quite varied, including many delicious and specialized fruit trees such as durian, breast milk, longan, orange, grapefruit, and Ha Chau strawberry at high economic value.

Can Tho City has also established many concentrated fruit growing areas such as Ha Chau durian and strawberry growing areas in Phong Dien district, longan growing areas in O Mon and Thoi Lai districts and the mango area in Co Do district.

At the same time, the agricultural sector considers the establishment of collective brands for many types of fruit trees such as orange mango and Idol longan in Thoi An district of O Mon district, Ha Chau strawberry in the commune of Nhon Ai in Phong Dien district, durian in Tan Thoi commune. and Truong Khuong A in Truong Long commune in Phong Dien district; thus contributing to the improvement of the value of products associated with consumption, to the increase of the competitive advantage, associated with the development of ecological tourism.

Mr. Nguyen Van Su, Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Can Tho City, said the agricultural sector guides and supports farmers to develop areas specializing in fruit trees with high economic value.

At the same time, the sector is focusing on improving quality, building brands and expanding efficient orchard models such as durian, breast milk, longan, Hoa Loc and mango. In addition, the sector has strengthened links and coordination with units and companies to create brands for fruits and promote post-harvest processing and preservation. Thanks to the industry’s efforts, in recent years, many fruits of Can Tho City have been successfully exported to difficult markets, especially Europe.

Long An province has more than 17,800 ha of dragon fruit, mango, watermelon, banana and lemon so far. Of which, 213 plantation areas have been given export codes to markets such as Australia, New Zealand, the United States, South Korea and China.

Director of the sub-department of cultivation, plant protection and agricultural product quality control of Long An province, Nguyen Van Cuong, said that to strictly manage the planting area codes, the province provided training courses and advice to farmers and cooperatives on the process of constructing and effectively using plantation area codes.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Long An Province, in recent years the province has held sessions on exporting dragon fruit to Australia and New Zealand. With over 11,820 ha, dragon fruit is Long An’s main fresh and frozen fruit export to many markets; among them, the Chinese market accounts for about 80% of the export volume.

In addition to consuming and exporting fresh fruits, enterprises in Long An province also dry crisps, dry plastic, wine, juice, soluble powder and syrup for domestic demand and export. export. Chau Thanh dragon fruit in Long An province has obtained a geographical indication registration certificate by the National Intellectual Property Office. The Tam Vu dragon fruit brand is protected in five countries including the United States, France, Japan, Singapore and China. Long An also has a fruit processing plant with hot steam technology, with a capacity of 12,000 tons per year, and is eligible for packaging for export to certain markets with high quality requirements.

Authorities in Tien Giang province are preparing to deploy and operate an e-commerce application project to connect consumption, fruit processing and software creation for online distribution of agricultural products. At the same time, the authorities provided support to businesses in terms of market information, export promotion, participation in fairs, conferences to connect supply and demand, and business events. international scope to companies to help companies access the market and export partners.

According to Mr. Le Thanh Tung, deputy director of the crop production department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam’s fruit processing capacity is still limited while it mainly exports fresh fruits, so there are export bottlenecks, sales of fresh fruit will be affected.

Subsequently, in the long term, it is necessary to reorganize production in the direction of increasing quality, reducing costs, increasing in-depth processing and expanding consumer markets by strengthening the links between players in the fruit production chain to be more closely linked to market demand.

By Staff Writers – Translated by Anh Quan