Lemon farmers earn profit of $ 215,344 yearly: Farmer Association

Many farmers have become billionaires after adopting new planting methods and even a lemon farmer has earned profit of VND5 billion (US$215,344 ) yearly, the Vietnam Farmer Association announced at a press brief to honor 63 good farmers in the year yesterday.

Farmer Nguyen Huu Ha in the northern province of Hung Yen grows lemon earning VND5 billion annually (Photo : SGGP)

Farmer Nguyen Huu Ha in the northern province of Hung Yen grows lemon earning VND5 billion annually (Photo : SGGP)

The meeting to honor good farmers this year which will be organized on October 12 and broadcast live on VTV is a part of the program “ Tu hao nong dan Viet Nam” ( Be proud of Vietnamese farmers”.
In the program, there will be the fourth national forum themed “ From CPTPP to EVFTA – Accompanying with Vietnamese farmers to shop in the world market.”
This year, of 63 selected good farmers, the youngest is Long Van Nghia from the Mekong delta province of Bac Lieu and the eldest is Tran Thanh Nam from Ben Tre Province.
Here are some good farmers who were chosen this year.
Farmer Nguyen Huu Ha in the northern province of Hung Yen grows tu quy lemon, a special lemon that bears fruit all year round, in the land of 12.5 hectare earning VND5 billion a year.
Farmer Ngo Thanh Dong in the northern province of Yen Bai has the vastest farmland with 300 hectare. He grows cinnamon on 146 hectare and fruits in the remaining land. He makes a turnover of VND30 billion and profit of VND3 billion last year.
Farmer Nguyen Hong Cuong in the central province of Nghe An makes seed shrimp on the pond of 19.5 hectare earning revenue of VND50 billion last year. He offered employment to 55 permanent laborers and 50 seasonal laborers.
In the press brief, the association and the Press Association gave VND40 million prizes to authors of writing articles on models of farming and good farmer examples.

By VAN PHUC - Translated by ANH QUAN

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