At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
 
Vinh Long (VNA) – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the southern province of Vinh Long is joining hands with the Green Path Vietnam Trading and Import-Export Company to increase mango export to the US.

A ceremony to ink the cooperation agreement was held in the province on February 27.

Accordingly, Green Path will provide technical support and disseminate requirements by importers to local farmers, helping them adapt to more efficient farming practices.

Vinh Long province is home to nearly 44,500 ha of fruit-growing areas, yielding more than 440,900 tonnes per year. Of the number, about 4,900 ha of mango, or 11 percent of total orchard areas, are being cultivated across the districts of Vung Liem, Mang Thit and Tam Binh.

The province has grown more than 93 ha of mango under VietGap standards while granting codes for management and traceability for mango, rambutan, longan and pomelo.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Van Liem said technical barriers remain the biggest challenge to Vietnam’s agricultural production. That mango entering such demanding markets as the US is a good sign for the province’s farm produce, he noted.

The official also advised local farmers to ensure safety, reputation and sustainability, as well as to follow production methods agreed with businesses.-VNA