MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong urges Bac Giang to continue developing fruit trees in 3 groups of products

Update: 20:37 | 04/01/2021

(BGO)- It is the opinion of Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong at the working visit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to Luc Ngan fruit growing area on 3 January.

The working delegation visited the 2-hectar sweet orange orchard of Luu Van Sang’s family in Trai Ba village, Quy Son commune. The trees are in organic-based care yielding an output of nearly 120 tonnes sold at the prices ranging from 40,000 to 45,000 VND (1.74 to 1.96 USD) per kilo bringing a revenue of about 4 billion VND (174,065 USD). Specially, all of the orange trees are transplanted into the roots of pomelo producing high productivity, sweet taste and strong trees with less pests and diseases. This orange orchard is evaluated to have the highest output of sweet orange in the district.

MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Bac Giang, fruit trees, in 3 groups of products

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong and the provincial leaders visit the sweet orange orchard of Luu Van Sang’s family in Trai Ba village, Quy Son commune, Luc Ngan district.

Besides, the delegation visited the organic pomelo garden of Tran Dinh En’s family in Tan Truong village, Thanh Hai commune. With an area of 2 hectares, En’s family has earned nearly 1.5 billion VND (65,274 USD) in this crop. En uses composted soya, salted fish and chicken feces to fertilize pomelo, thus he gains high-quality product. On the New Year holiday, 30 tourist groups from Hanoi and Quang Ninh, including 20 to 30 people each group visited the orchard and bought the products.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Anh Duong informed the working delegation that Bac Giang has many beautiful orchards generating high income and enriching local people. The province has total 52,000 hectares of fruit trees of various types. Previously, the main crop was lychee but the province defined to diversify the products; thus they changed part of lychee growing area into citrus trees like orange and pomelo.

MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Bac Giang, fruit trees, in 3 groups of products

The sweet orange tree of Luu Van Sang's household was sold at auction for

for 65 million VND (2.600 USD).

For sustainable development of fruit trees, Bac Giang pays attention to 3 issues. Firstly, focusing on organic farming to protect land and hygiene safety. Secondly, establishing trademarks of farm produce, particularly the province will complete setting up geographical indications for citrus trees in 2021 opening new opportunities for Bac Giang’s farm produce to enter consumption chains of the supermarkets, trade centers and export. Thirdly, applying science and technology advancement in production to enhance productivity and product value.

The local government will pay attention to product consumption promotion, close management of agricultural materials and creating favourable production environment. Thus, the measures by local government have been trusted by people. The provincial Chairman believed that Bac Giang’s agriculture would sustainably develop and bring high income to farmers.

MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Bac Giang, fruit trees, in 3 groups of products

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong and the provincial delegation  visit the

organic pomelo orchard at Thanh Hai commune.

On visiting the orchards, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong highly appreciated the methods of Bac Giang. He stressed, Bac Giang is one of the pioneering provinces in exploiting advantages of the province’s products.

In recent years, Bac Giang has made good use of its advantages with large area of gardens and hills especially in fruit tree development. Luc Ngan is famous for lychee and other fruit trees as well. Currently, the citrus trees such as sweet orange yields high output, even 50 tonnes per hectare at some orchards bringing economic efficiency from 1 to 2 billion VND (43,516 to 87,032 USD) per hectare.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development encourages other provinces and cities to research and exploit crops and products of the local strength following the implementation methods of Bac Giang. He affirmed, Bac Giang has established the cultivation areas of custard apple, citrus trees and lychee which have been consumed in both domestic and export markets. Hence, Bac Giang has done a good job in concentrated production instead of small- scale farming.

For higher efficiency, the Minister urged Bac Giang to make good use of the advantages to develop fruit trees with 3 groups of key products including the national products, provincial products and local signature products. Accordingly, the province needs to follow 3 principles. First, it is necessary to apply the highest technology suitable for the objectives, production scale and cultivation of each locality.

Second, the province needs to focus on production under the commodity chains. It is essential to closely attach the material areas to processing and market for every production scale.

Third, after defining the advantageous plant breeding, the province needs to pay high attention with groups of measures from mechanism, incentive policies and technologies to gain highest efficiency.

As talking to the orchard owners, the Minister encouraged the farmers to maintain the fruit gardens. They are advised to continue following safety farming procedures because only clean products can be smoothly consumed. The Minister assigned the Ministry’s competent agencies to research and seek solutions to help farmers in Luc Ngan to reduce pests and diseases on fruit trees especially citrus trees.

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