On July 23, a ceremony was held in Thuan Chau district -northern province of Son La- on the occasion of 10 tonnes of red dragon fruit being shipped onto the Russian market. This export is good news for local farmers, as it shows export opportunities to many markets are being opened up.
Thuan Chau district has 3,300 ha of fruit orchards, including 26 ha of red dragon fruit with an estimated output of 200 tonnes in 2020. Secretary of Thuan Chau district’s Party Committee Nguyen Minh Tien said that the district aims to expand the farming area of red dragon fruit to 150-200 ha between 2020 and 2025.
With the export of a large amount of fruit including mango, longan, and dragon fruit to the markets of China, Taiwan (China), Australia, Europe, the US and Russia, local farmers in Son La can escape the problem of ‘a bumper harvest bringing down prices’ and promote more broad-minded business thinking.