In Vietnam’s Tra Vinh province, the Cau Ke district has received brand certifications for its three specialty products, Hoa Tan sap coconuts, Tan Qui mangosteen and Tra Ot king oranges.
Ngo Thi Hong Nghi, head of the district’s Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the district has advantages in growing fruits and being the largest area under fruits in the province, having more than 9,100ha of orchards that yield around 150,000 tonnes of fruits annually.
Last year, the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development assisted the district’s farmers with growing clean produce, adapting to climate change, building brand names, and linking up with companies to ensure they can sell their produce. This has helped the district develop fruit cultivation towards commercial production, improving yields, quality and efficiency.
It has established three co-operatives for growing fruits to Vietnamese good agricultural practices (VietGAP) standards. They include sap coconut, green skin and pink flesh grapefruit, mango and rambutan.
According to an article on en.vietnamplus.vn¸ the Mekong Delta province plans to mobilise 620 billion VND (26.8 million USD) from various sources to build infrastructure and facilities for developing fruit cultivation and consumption, according to the department.