Update: 10:12 | 05/08/2019
Local farmers in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province sold approximately 110kg of Ngoc Linh ginseng, earning nearly VND10 billion (US$430,000), at the third Ngoc Linh Ginseng Festival 2019 held in the district on August 1-3.
According to the People’s Committee of Nam Tra My district, the revenue from local ginseng at this festival was doubled compared to the previous ginseng festival.
Ngoc Linh ginseng sold at tens to hundreds of million of Vietnamese dong each.
In particular, there was a Ngoc Linh ginseng weighing 0.7kg sold at VND530 million (US$22,790) and 10 ginseng sold at VND200 – VND300 (US$12,900) million each.
Chairman of Nam Tra My district’s People’s Committee Ho Quang Buu said that, the ginseng festival featured more than 60 pavilions showcasing typical agricultural, forestry, and handicraft products, particularly unique products of Nam Tra My district including Ngoc Linh ginseng and medicinal herbs.
Visitors at the festival.
There are three pavilions displaying Ngoc Linh ginseng planted by 34 local households in Tra Linh commune, Nam Tra My district.
The ginseng festival attracted more than 16,000 visitors including 6,000 visitors from other provinces outside Quang Nam and from abroad.