Fire destroys hundreds of tons of dragon fruit in Binh Thuan

Fire destroys hundreds of tons of dragon fruit in Binh Thuan

The Hai Duy dragon fruit storehouse’s guards in the southern province of Binh Thuan’s Ham Thuan Nam district of Ham My commune said at 5am this morning they saw the fire started at the No.2 cold storage and shouted for help and called also local firefighting police.
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.
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.
 
Australia will import Vietnamese dragon fruits in the crop of 2017-2018

VN & Australia promote mutual fruit trading

Australia and Vietnam recently have reached an agreement on fruit imports and exports;  accordingly, Australia will import Vietnamese dragon fruits and  the South-East Asian country will import cherry from Australia in the crop of 2017-2018.