The first batch of 30 tons of Yen Chau mango planted in Yen Chau district, in the northern province of Son La, was shipped to China through official channels on May 11. The district has 2,700 ha dedicated to mango production, including 170 ha that have been granted area codes to export mango to foreign markets and nearly 130 ha meeting VietGAP standards.
Director of Chieng Hac Agricultural Cooperative Ha Van Son said that his cooperative was delighted to ship the first batch of Yen Chau mango to China and the fruit was appreciated by the partner. Son noted that his cooperative has always paid great attention to the quality of the fruit and the quality of this shipment was recognised by the Chinese partner.
This year, it is estimated that nearly 13,000 tons of Yen Chau mango will be harvested from an area of 900 ha, including over 3,200 tons meeting standards for export.
Trinh Van Thang, director of Thien Anh company based in Lao Cai province said that this is the first year that his company went to Yen Chau to buy mango and saw that the local fruit met high requirements in terms of quality, noting that the company has order 1,000 tons of Yen Chau mango to ship to supermarkets in China.