Son La longan eligible to enter fastidious markets

Wednesday, 2020-06-03 10:15:52
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Son La farmers harvesting longan. (Photo: NDO/Duc Tuan)
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NDO – Within this year's crop, Mai Son District in the northern province of Son La is expected to export about 2,600 tonnes of local longan to selective markets around the world.

Mai Son has the largest longan farming area in Son La Province with more than 2,500 ha generating an estimated yield of 14,650 tonnes. Thanks to technology transfer and safe farming processes, the district has 95 ha of longan granted with certificates of Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP).

In particular, 56 ha in seven local longan growing regions in Mai Son have been granted certificates for export. This year, the total production of longan meeting export standards is estimated at 5,200 tonnes.

This year, it is expected that Mai Son will export about 2,600 tonnes of its longan to the US, China, Cambodia, and Japan, as well as new markets including the UAE, the Republic of Korea, France, Poland and Malaysia.

Local authorities have instructed farmers to apply technical advances, while strictly carrying out the production process following VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards to meet food safety and hygienic requirements.

Son La functional agencies have also strengthened supervision and management of codes offered to its export planting areas, while also promoting trade promotion, advertising and product consumption activities to ensure the export targets.