Co-operative gets $19k to label mangoes

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap’s Government last Sunday granted VND432 million (US$18,939) to help My Xuong Cooperative in Cao Lanh District label and issue codes for mangoes.

Mangoes from Dong Thap Province’s Cao Lanh District are grown following GlobalGap and VietGAP standards. - Photo dongthap.gov.vn

The province’s People’s Committee will give the cooperative a machine to print logos and codes for the mangoes.

The cooperative will also receive guidance on promoting local mangoes and teaching consumers how to identify authentic goods with clear origin.

The cooperative in the district’s My Xuong Commue grows Cat Chu mangoes and Cao Lanh mangoes, recognised by the Intellectual Property Rights Department under the Ministry of Science and Technology as a cooperative brand name since 2012.

Cat Chu mangoes weigh an average of 350-450 grammes each, and Cao Lanh mangoes about 400-500 grammes each. They have a tapered shape, fragrant smell and sweet taste.

Cao Lanh District has nearly 4,000ha of mango cultivation, producing about 30,000 tonnes of mangoes a year.

The use of advanced farming techniques have improved quality and quantity, and increased the value of the products.

Mangoes are grown following Global and Vietnamese GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) standards.

After building their brand name and creating better linkages among farmers and businesses, local farmers have been able to expand markets for mango exports.

The district’s mangoes are exported to Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Source VNA