A longan export promotion conference and a longan week will be held in Hanoi, while a series of activities will be held in Hung Yen such as a Hung Yen longan festival, a conference to connect the sale of longans with other agricultural products and a trade promotion conference for longans and other farm produce of Hung Yen.
Meanwhile, Son La will host a Song Ma longan festival, an export promotion conference and a Son La trade and export fair for safe agricultural products.
According to the AgroTrade, the 2018 longan crop in the northern provinces will begin to be harvested from late July to late September. It is forecast that this year’s harvest will yield a bumper crop.
At present, Son La has 60 cooperatives which plant longans on an area covering more than 950ha, including 12 cooperatives which have been awarded the VietGAP certificate, with an estimated output of 1,594 tons. Around 61.3ha have been granted area codes to grow longans for export to the US, Australia, the Republic of Korea and ASEAN with an output of around 500 tons.
Son La is maintaining 27 chains of safe fruit, including 13 chains of safe longans on an area of 457ha with an output of 4,012 tons, 2,000 tons of which are certified by VietGap.
Hung Yen province also has three longan plantation zones covering 62ha which meet VietGap standards. 70ha have been granted area codes to grow longans for export to the US.