|Son La province hosts a ceremony to export the first batch of mangoes to China in 2020.
Indeed, Yen Chau district is home to more than 2,700 hectares of mango farms, of which over 170 hectares have been granted with an area code to become eligible for export, with approximately 130 hectares being provided with VietGAP certificates.
Ha Van Son, Director of Chieng Hac Agricultural Cooperative in Yen Chau district, said this marks the first export shipment of mangoes to China this year, adding that the co-operative has always paid close attention with regard to product quality when exporting food items to foreign markets.
It is anticipated that this year will see an estimated 13,000 tonnes of mangoes harvested, of which more than 3,200 tonnes come up to international cultivation standards for export to foreign markets.
Most notably, Yen Chau’s green mangoes have been purchased by an array of businesses specifically for the purpose of exporting them to China via official channels due to their high quality.
Trinh Van Thang, Director of Thien Anh One Member Company in the northern Lao Cai province, stated that the company has placed an order of 1,000 tonnes for Yen Chau’s mangoes which will be exported to Chinese supermarkets in the near future.
This comes after Yen Chau district and Son La province have recently launched a range of trade promotion schemes aimed at increasing the consumption of fruit in both domestic and foreign markets.
Following this, many firms based both domestically and abroad, in addition to business partners, have gained a greater knowledge with regard to the brand of Yen Chau’s mango products.
In the face of the novel coronavirus epidemic, co-operatives throughout the region have focused on improving product quality, creating stable jobs, whilst simultaneously developing high-quality agricultural products in a sustainable manner. This has taken place alongside preventive measures aimed at combating the epidemic.