Update: 16:52 | 30/10/2018
(BGO) – The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in the northern province of Bac Giang has announced the plan of lychee production in 2019, covering 28,000 hectares with the expected output of 6 tonnes per hectare and total productivity of 168,000 tonnes of fruits.
The area includes 6,000 hectares of early ripen lychee cultivation yielding of 39,000 tonnes; 14,300 hectares of lychee growing under VietGAP standard with an output of more than 100,000 tonnes and 280 hectares of lychee growing under VietGAP that has been granted with the certificate.
Bac Giang province maintains 28,000 hectares of lychee cultivation in 2019.
Besides, the province strives to maintain 218 hectares of growing lychee under GlobalGAP standard with the estimated productivity of 7.5 tonnes per hectare and total quantity of 1,635 tonnes of fruits while instructing the production of 149 cultivation areas covering 16,085 hectares in the districts of Luc Ngan, Yen The and Tan Yen whose data were sufficiently provided so as to ensure the export condition to Chinese market.
To fulfill the set target, the Plant Production and Protection Division (under DARD) has chaired the collaboration with the relevant organizations, agencies
Additionally, the due attention should be paid to training the staff, Executive Board, Cooperatives and lychee growing farmers on production management, VietGAP
Also, it is necessary to enhance the caring technique and disease prevention methods to improve the flowering and fruit-bearing rates to ensure the productivity and quality for consumption in both domestic and foreign markets.
The farmers should expand the lychee growing under VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards and prioritize using of organic and biofertilizers, plant protection products with bio-origin.
The local authority should build the support mechanism and policy to VietGAP and GlobalGAP lychee cultivation areas and to enterprises those enter the linkage of production organization and consumption of the VietGAP and GlobalGAP qualified fruits.
Farmers in Dong Bong hamlet, Tan Moc commune (Luc Ngan district) harvest the lychees.
It is a must for the key districts in lychee growing to issue the support mechanism to encourage the establishment of chains linking production, preliminary processing, processing, package and consumption via contract.
Regarding the domestic market, it is necessary to strengthen the connection with enterprises specialized at production and consumption so as to create effective and stable sale channels, especially linking to supermarket systems of Saigon Co.op, Big C, Hapro to introduce the quality lychee early.
Apart from that, the traditional export market of China should be firmly maintained while increasing the export quantity to high demanding markets of EU, Singapore, Australia, USA, Canada, Japan