Efforts are being made to promote the sale of fruits and vegetables in coronavirus-hit provinces, including the two hardest-hit Hai Duong and Quang Ninh, as the Lunar New Year holidays are nearing.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has stated that the total winter crop area -which had not been harvested- was more than 7,830 ha, or 35 per cent of the northern province’s total crop area. In Kinh Mon district, there was about 3,500 ha of onion, 350 ha of carrot in Nam Sach and 400 ha in Cam Giang, 200 ha of vegetables in Gia Loc, 200 ha in Tu Ky and 400 ha in Kim Thanh.
In Quang Ninh, the total unharvested crop area was more than 2,000 ha, mainly potato, corn and vegetables with a total yield of about 30,000 tonnes. The ministry said that it was important to raise solutions to promote the sale of farm produce for farmers in locked-down areas.