Domestically-grown agricultural products sold at a supermarket. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural product rescue needs more effective solutions

Many enterprises have made efforts to purchase fruits to help farmers to go through the current difficult period. Many solutions have been put forward by enterprises to improve the situation of spontaneous agricultural product rescue.
Foreign tourists visit a dragon fruit field. (Photo: SGGP)

Binh Thuan opens tours to dragon fruit fields

Binh Thuan Province is known as not only a place with strong development in tourism but also the largest area specializing in growing dragon fruit across the country. For years, the idea of the model of community tourism attaching with dragon fruit production has been kindled. By the end of last year, that model has been realized by the Tourism Promotion Information Center of Binh Thuan Province in association with the People’s Committee of Ham My Commune.
Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

Farmers expand dragon fruit area in spite of declining prices

The prices of dragon fruits in 2018 and in the first nine months of this year have always been at lower level in comparison with those in previous years. Especially, the price has dropped drastically as dragon fruits have recently been neglected by Chinese market. However, farmers still grow and continue to expand the area of dragon fruits though the price of dragon fruits continuously declines.
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.