Localities promote litchi trading

(VOVWORLD) -Bac Giang and Hai Duong province, Vietnam’s litchi hub, farmers are busily preparing for harvesting. The authorities have stepped up trade promotion programs inside and outside the country.
Localities promote litchi trading - ảnh 1Thanh Ha litchi in Bac Giang province

With favourable weather and the application of good agricultural practices to VietGAP and GlobalGap standards, litchi growers are enjoying a bumper harvest. The bountiful fruits taste as delicious as they look. Bac Giang province is estimated to harvest 150 to 180 thousand tons of litchi this year. Wholesale prices range from 8,000 to 25,000VND per kg.

China remains the key export market. Last month, Bac Giang province held a trade promotion program in Pingxiang city to promote litchi exports.

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Chairman of the Luc Ngan district’s People’s Committee, says: “The local authority has organized trade promotions to help farmers sell their products at reasonable prices. We have worked with businesses, distributors, and retailers such as Big C, Hapro, SaiGon and Coop... Businesses have placed orders with farmers to buy around 10,000 tons. About 50% of our litchi will be exported to China, the US, Japan, Australia, and South Korea.”

Hai Duong province hosted a Thanh Ha litchi festival for the first time this year. The province has 10,500 ha of litchi farms in Thanh Ha and Chi Linh districts with an estimated annual production of 60,000 tons.  Hapro, Coopmart, Fivimart, Vinmart, and Big C have all secured contracts to sell Hai Duong litchi. The province will also export litchi to the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Sweden, China, and Singapore.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nguyen Xuan Cuong said: “When we apply science and technology in production, we have to take into consideration the material zone and cultivation areas to ensure the best quality. We have also prepared the consumption market to complete the chain of production.”