Vu Muon is an extremely disadvantaged commune in Bach Thong District. With limited arable land and a shortage of water, rice growing is barely profitable. During the winter, the land is usually left for grass to grow. But everything changed last year when the local fields were covered with the green colour of a variety of Japanese mustard. Some mustard plants weigh up to three kilograms, something local farmers have never seen before.
In recent years, the northern province of Bac Kan has adjusted its agricultural production by shifting from rice and corn to higher-value crops. Last year, the province approved the expansion of Japanese mustard planting area for export to Japan.
Vu Muon is a very disadvantaged commune in the district of Bach Thong District. Due to limited arable land and lack of water, rice cultivation is almost unprofitable. But last year, when the local fields were covered with various Japanese mustard greens, everything changed. Some mustard plants weigh up to three kilograms, which local farmers have never seen before.
The seeds of Japanese mustard are provided by Vietnam Misaki Company, that tells farmers to grow and harvest, and then purchases all of their products and processes them for export to Japan.
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