The locality has targeted cultivating the fruits on 8,270 hectares with annual output of 87,000 tonnes, including 55,000 tonnes of oranges, 23,000 tonnes of limes, and 9,000 tonnes of grapefruits.
According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nghe An is home to more than 6,072 hectares of citrus fruits.
The province aims to build pilot models and expand effective ones while establishing cooperatives and clubs to provide farmers with safe and effective cultivation techniques.
It will also encourage models built based on locals’ experience to reduce fruit diseases given the fact that up to 60-65 percent of the citrus fruit are infected with greening disease.
A common solution to this problem is intercropping guavas with citrus fruits.