Despite being grown in large quantities in Binh Yen village, Luc Nam district - Bac Giang province, lychee, oranges, and pomelo are not for everyone, including local farmer Nguyen Van Tuan. That is why he switched to grapes in March of last year.
Nguyen Van Tuan studied a local variety carefully and decided to invest some 150,000 USD in building his own vineyard. He initially encountered a host of difficulties due to his limited experience, but he followed the university’s instructions and learned what he could from other grape growers. His vines then began yielding plenty of fruit.
The vineyard brings Tuan some 70,000 USD per harvest. With two to three harvests a year, his life has improved substantially. He is now planning to expand and is teaching local people how to get a vineyard started.