A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to discuss measures to improve incomes and livelihood of mango fruit farmers in Dong Thap, the biggest mango producing province in the region.

The event was co-hosted by the Cuu Long Delta Research Development Institute, the Steering Committee for the Southwest region and the Australian Centre of International Agriculture Research (ACIAR).

Experts proposed establishing linkages between farmers and processing and export businesses to ensure farmers can sell their products.

They also urged the provision of market knowledge and cultivation techniques for farmers with a view to increase product quality and meet market demand.

Dong Thap has over 9,000 hectares under mango, producing around 100,000 tonnes of fruit a year.-VNA