Thai Nguyen boosts organic farming

Thai Nguyen Province's People’s Committee and Que Lam Group have signed a cooperation agreement on producing, processing and selling organic farm produce in the locality between 2017 and 2021.

Farmers harvest tea in Thai Nguyen Province. The province's People’s Committee and Que Lam Group have signed a cooperation agreement on producing, processing and selling organic farm produce in the locality between 2017 and 2021.-Photo nhandan.com.vn

Under the agreement signed on February 15, the northern province and the company will set up an organic farming process that is suitable to local natural conditions.

They will also jointly organise training courses on organic agriculture for businesses, cooperatives and farmers.

Based on planned areas for agricultural production, the two sides will cooperate in growing 5,000ha of tea, 250ha of rice and 500ha of vegetables.

They will establish organic farm produce processing and consumption chains and promote their products in other provinces across the country and foreign markets.

NETA Vietnam Joint Stock Company has run the only organic tea producing model in Hoa Thuong Commune, Dong Hy District of Thai Nguyen Province since 2012.

According to the initial assessment, the company’s tea products are of high quality and win the favour of many domestic and overseas customers.

At present, organic agriculture is developing in Viet Nam. The area for organic farming has increased from 21,000ha in 2015 to 43,000ha, mainly in Ha Noi, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Ha Nam and Lam Dong.

Viet Nam has shipped its organic farm produce to large markets, such as Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Republic of Korea.

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Source VNS