Longans are the key product in Son La. (Photo: qdnd.vn)
NDO - The 2018 longan Promotion and Safe Farming Week opened in the northern mountainous province of Son La on July 21.
The event was co-organised by the Son La provincial People’s Committee, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade.
The event features 20 booths showcasing a number of specialty goods and is aimed at promoting and creating a stable market for safe agricultural products in Son La province, in which longans are the key product.
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 tonnes. Around 61.3 hectares 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 tonnes.
Son La is maintaining 27 chains of safe fruit, including 13 chains of safe longans on an area of 457 hectares with an output of 4,012 tonnes, 2,000 tonnes of which are certified by VietGap.