Ground has been broken for construction of the Lavifarm Farmers Support Centre in Tra Vinh Province’s Cang Long District. (Source: VNA)

Tra Vinh (VNA) - Lavifood Joint Stock Company has broken ground for a farmers support centre, the first of its kind in the country, in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.

The Lavifarm Farmers Support Centre will consult farmers on planting crops based on market demand and zoning plans.

It will also provide them with technical solutions and support for processing and preservation of their agricultural produce.

The centre will offer training to enable farmers to improve their competitiveness and build brands for agricultural produce.

The nearly 17ha centre in Binh Phu commune, Cang Long district, will have four main areas: a supermarket, areas for services and for processing and packaging, and a warehouse.

It will have the capacity to transplant one million soft-bodied plants, incubate 1.5 million seedlings and tissue culture 1.6 million seedlings a year, and package 15.6 tonnes of vegetables a day.

It also has a 10ha experimental farm that can yield a total of 250 tonnes of vegetables, tubers and fruits annually. The centre is scheduled to open in June next year.

Lavifood also launched a software solution to support farmers called E-Farm built on an IoT and AI platform to help farmers make plans, monitor and analyse activities in their growing areas more easily and actively.-VNA