Grapefruit and mango grown in Vinh Cuu district in the southern province of Dong Nai have received the Vietnam Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP) certificate, bringing the number of recognised fruit products in the province to four.

The two others kinds of fruit cultivated in line with VietGAP standards are rambutan and durian.

The Agricultural and Service Cooperative in Tan Trieu commune has 21 out of its 350 hectares of grapefruit trees certified as meeting the standards.

Meanwhile, the Agricultural, Service, Trade and Tourism Cooperative in Phu Ly commune received recognition for 32 hectares of mangoes with an annual output of 6,000 tonnes.

Chairman of the Vinh Cuu People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Ly said that over the past two years, the two cooperatives have received financial and technical assistance from the provincial and district authorities in grapefruit and mango cultivation following VietGAP standards.

Head of the Tan Trieu Cooperative Phan Tan Tai said in the upcoming Lunar New Year event, his cooperative will sell over 300 tonnes of certified grapefruits at 500,000 – 700,000 VND (24-33 USD) per dozen.-VNA