The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap is encouraging farmers to grow more fruits meeting good agricultural practice standards to improve incomes and sustainability.

Mango and longan account for the lion’s share of these fruits. The mangoes are exported to many markets, including the Republic of Korea, Japan, Russia, Italy, and Hong Kong.

The province, the delta’s largest mango producer, has more than 9,000ha under the fruit, while mango is one of its key agricultural products.

Farmers who grow mango to VietGAP standards earn  up to nearly 9,500 USD per hectare per year while those who grow traditionally earned nearly 6,900 USD , according to the department.-VNA