Inside the Binh Phuoc high-tech agriculture centre (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Binh Phuoc (VNA) – The Binh Phuoc high-tech agriculture centre began operation in Tan Thanh commune, Dong Xoai town on July 13.

Spanning an area of 50 hectares, the centre was formally a breeding facility for agricultural plants. Approximately 100 billion VND (4.5 million USD) has been invested to in converting it to a high-tech centre.

Located 8km from the centre of Dong Xoai town, the establishment enjoys convenient transport to neighboring southern provinces.

The centre is working with experts to develop farming systems for vegetables, beans and fruit that are safe for consumers and have higher productivity.

By the end of 2016, it will transfer 10,000 cashew saplings to Bu Gia Map district.

Cashew is a prioritised plant in Binh Phuoc. The province has 134,000 hectares of cashew which produce 190,000 tonnes of nuts annually, with an average productivity of 1.4 tonnes per hectare.-VNA