Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Long An
Province - Pham Van Canh said the conference aimed to find solutions for
sustainable development of fruit trees. This is an opportunity to orient,
expand production, promote trade and expand consumer markets and international
integration of fruit trees in Vietnam in general and Southern provinces in
particular. Currently, in the province, the area of fruit trees is mainly for planting dragon fruits with over 11,000 ha and
lemon trees with nearly 10,000 ha.
Delegates visited booths displaying products of Long An province
In order to promote the sustainable development of fruit trees in the southern provinces, it is aimed at reaching the total area of fruit trees by 2020 of 1 million hectares, of which the area of fruit trees is 810,000 hectares. Total production is expected to be 9.5 million tons. The average output is 11.5 tons / ha. The export turnover of vegetables and fruits is over 4.5 billion USD, of which fruit products account for more than 3.6 billion USD.
Dragon fruit is one of the major fruit trees of Long An province
With above goal, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development - Le Quoc Doanh asked the localities to continue to expand the area of some key export fruit trees such as bananas, mangoes, pineapples and longan etc. to well serve domestic consumption demand, limit import quantity and increase export turnover. It is required to focus on improving productivity, quality, food safety and reducing costs; build brands, geographical indications, certificates of exclusive protection of trademarks in Vietnam for specialty fruits.
Reported by Huynh Phong
Translated by Lan Vy