The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is active in applying modern technology in agriculture, which helps raise its average production value per hectare of land to 120 million VND (over 5,700 USD), the highest in the country.

Local farmers show a preference for new plant varieties, which can be seen in statistics that show new varieties make up 95 percent of all vegetable and flower varieties being cultivated in the province, 90 percent of food crops, 46 percent of tea varieties.

At the same time, advanced farming technologies have been used on 35,000ha of land, with 14,850ha under coffee, nearly 12,000ha under vegetables, 2,400ha under flowers, and nearly 2,500ha under high-quality tea.

Lam Dong also leads the country in the production of tree sapling using invitro technology. The 58 businesses operating in this field in the province produce 28 million saplings per year of various kinds of plants, accounting for three quarters of the national capacity.

In addition, Lam Dong is among the few localities in the country being successful in raising cold-water fish, particularly trout and sturgeon, with an average annual output of 400 tonnes, half of the national output.-VNA