Hoa Binh province’s fresh pomelo export reaped fruit in 2023. The province has maintained a fresh pomelo production - export chain, helping boost export and domestic sale.


 Members of Dai Dong agricultural cooperative in Ngoc Luong commune, Yen Thuy district, take care of Dien pomelos for new crop.


So far this year, the provincial agriculture sector has proactively implemented several solutions to rapidly increase the production of the fruit with eye-catching look, ensuring food safety, and traceability, among others.

 

In the 2023 crop, the province had 201 orchards, 11 cooperatives and cooperative groups participating in the pomelo production chain with a scale of 269.08 hectares. It has granted Production Unit Codes (PUCs) for 24 pomelo growing areas. So far, the province has seven GlobalGAP certified establishments with a total area of 145.5 hectares. 

 

In the 2024 – 2025 crop, Hoa Binh aims to have a pomelo output qualified for export of at least 300 tonnes, issue at least two new codes, and have at least one packaging facility eligible to enter the EU market. 

 

To achieve this goal, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued Document No. 334/SNN-TTBVTV, dated January 31, 2024, on strengthening the production capacity of fresh grapefruit for export and domestic markets. 

 

It has requested People's Committees of districts and Hoa Binh city to direct relevant agencies and grassroots authorities to review the local pomelo production areas which are capable of meeting export conditions. 

 

In addition, the department will carry out regular and strict supervision, urge farmers, cooperatives and cooperative groups participating in the association of pomelo cultivation for export to comply with regulations on cultivation according to GlobalGAP, regulations on maintaining PUCs while taking advantage of resources from the National Target Programmes for the period of 2021-2025 and other mechanisms and policies to proactively propose and formulate district-level chain linkage projects and plans, continue to invest, and renovate and upgrade infrastructure in concentrated production areas, among others. 

 

Nguyen Hong Yen, director general of the provincial horticulture and plant protection branch, said in order to ensure the quantity, standards and quality of the product, it is necessary to expand growing areas participating in the pomelo export chain, and improve the quality of existing growing areas to increase the proportion of Grade One fruits that can meet export requirements. He said the branch will continue to support businesses to find new markets. This year, the province aims at exporting the fruit to more foreign markets such as Republic of Korea and Halal ones.



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