Quynh Luu district has the biggest shrimp breeding area in Nghe An with total area of 75 hectares. The locality is pushing forward to broaden shrimp breeding area in accordance with VietGAP standards.

The number of households farming shrimp in Quynh Thanh commune, Quynh Luu district stands at 127, with 31 applying the VietGAP standard shrimp breeding programme.

Local residents realise that to venture into the international markets, their shrimp products must meet certain standards. One of those is heightened shrimp quality, and by complying to VietGAP standards, it will set the shrimp production industry of Nghe An on the right track.

Ho Si Chat, Resident from Quynh Thanh commune, Quynh Luu district, Nghe An province: "Our household has invested about 23,000 USD into this, with an area of more than 3000m2, our yield this year reaches 7 tonnes of shrimps."

Farmers are required to follow rules if they want to get the VietGAP certificate, including in pre-treatment of breeding area, food source and techniques. Thanks to applying VietGAP standards, yield has increased up to 15 tonnes per hectare. Up till now, Quynh Thanh commune has yielded more than 326 tonnes of shrimp.

Ho Huong, Resident from Quynh Thanh commune, Quynh Luu district, Nghe An province: "The young shrimp suppliers have provided us with the shrimp species so that we can raise the quality of shrimp products."

By applying VietGAP standards, shrimp farming projects in Nghe An have brought wealth to the residents and improved their livelihoods. The biggest result is that farmers have changed their production mindset to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly production method.- VNA