The lychee and longan crops 2020 in the northern province of Hai Duong have been successful beyond expectation, said Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Van Quan.
During a recent conference reviewing the expansion of lychee and longan farming cultivation areas up to international standards and farm produce trade promotion, Quan said the volume of local longan and lychee export this year had hit record.
Apart from increasing exports to the US, Australia, the European Union and the Middle East, Hai Duong also succeeded in navigating new demanding markets such as Singapore and Japan.
Total revenues from this year’s lychee season amounted to 1.16 trillion VND, up 445 billion VND from the previous crops. The province shipped abroad nearly 1,500 tonnes of lychee out of the total harvest of 43,000 tonnes this year.
As for longan, the value of this year’s harvest was estimated at 120 billion VND.
Hai Duong is now home to 9,750ha of lychees and 2,100ha of longan fruits. It built 23 lychee and longan cultivation zones meeting VietGAP standards, he said.
According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Luu Van Ban, local agriculture growth was estimated at about 7.4-7.5 percent this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, much higher than many years ago.
He also vowed to offer incentives to investors and firms operating in agriculture, especially farm produce processing.
Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Van Quan affirmed that the local agriculture sector will continue working closely with localities to expand cultivation zones up to international standards.
Next year, the sector plans to extend international-standard farming zones for lychee, longan, guava and vegetables while building sustainable connectivity chains to improve their value./. VNA