FAO Certification and Testing JSC. in Ho Chi Minh city has granted VietGAP certificates to 8 early lychee areas with an area of nearly 50 ha, concentrating in Thanh Quang commune, Thanh Ha district.
690 households involved in lychee cultivation under VietGAP standards and certified strictly abide by processes of using plant protection drugs in accordance with instructions of professional agencies.
Specialists regularly check and take samples to test for residues of plant protection drugs on lychee fruits.
The quality of lychee fruits in these areas is now eligible for export. More than 500 ha of lychee in Thanh Ha district have been certified to meet VietGAP standards.
For years, the district authorities have actively mobilized farmers to apply VietGAP production process to all lychee growing areas.