The startup team to make tea from dragon fruit buds is delivering their presentation on the product. Photo by K.Anh

New tea made from dragon fruit flower buds

The startup project ‘Dragon Fruit Flower Bud Tea Duc Thuan’ by a group of students from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) – has attracted much interest from investors thanks to its beneficial effects to dragon fruit farmers.
A man transports baskets of dragon fruits for sale to a trader (Photo: SGGP)

Dragon fruit price rebounds after hitting rock bottom

After two weeks of drastic fall, dragon fruit price increased back on October 17 reaching VND30,000-32,000 a kilogram of type 1 red fresh fruit in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.
The farmer is harvesting dragon fruits  (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam optimizes dragon fruit exports

Confirming information about China’s plan to expand dragon fruit growing area to 30,000 hectares by 2020, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong yesterday said that Vietnam is not too concerned about that.
Vietnam exports 13,000 tons of dragon fruit to China a day (Photo: SGGP)

13,000 tons of dragon fruits exported to China a day

Vietnam exports an average of 13,000 tons of fresh dragon fruits to China a day through northern border gates, reported Mr. Hoang Trung, head of Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Dragon fruits are used for feeding cattle in Binh Thuan province (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers stricken with rock bottom dragon fruit prices

Farmers in southern provinces including Binh Thuan, Long An and Tien Giang have been heavily damaged as dragon fruit price has drastically fallen to rock bottom level of VND500-1,500 a kilogram.
Price of dragon fruit drops drastically

Price of dragon fruit drops drastically

The price of dragonfruit has fetched VND6,000-VND8,000 per kilogram, said Head of the Dragon Fruit Association in the central province of Binh Thuan.
Farmers withdraw from growing safe dragon fruit because of low price

Farmers withdraw from growing safe dragon fruit because of low price

In order to expand its market and provide safe fruit to consumers, for eight years, farmers in the central province of Binh Thuan had followed VietGAP standards (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practice), yet consumption of the fruit declined resulting in farmers’ despair.