Bien Hoa pomelo, a specialty of Tan Trieu Pomelo Agriculture and Service Cooperative in Vinh Cuu district, in the southeastern province of Dong Nai, was awarded Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) certification on May 17.

In 2010, the Southeastern Fruit Tree Research Centre transferred pomelo growing technologies under GlobalGap and VietGap models to farmers of Tan Trieu Pomelo Agriculture and Service Cooperative.

As a result, six farming households won GlobalGap certification and 11 others secured VietGap certification, on an area of 10 hectares.

“Bien Hoa Pemelo - A specialty of Tan Trieu” was the first fruit brand name of Dong Nai province recognised by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam, in 2006.

After four years of development, different varieties of Bien Hoa pomelo are being grown on an area of 800 ha in eight riverside communes in Dong Nai province./.