Hanoi (VNA) – Five
tonnes of Son La-grown green mango will be shipped to Australia weekly by
Agricare Vietnam Company after its first successful shipment of one tonne to
This is the “tuong” mango variety grown in the northern mountainous
province of Son La, said Dam Quang Thang, Director of Agricare Vietnam, adding
that his company decided to invest in green mango as this kind of fruit has not
been popular in Australia.
To date, only two local cooperatives in Chieng Hac commune, Yen Chau
district and Hat Lat commune, Mai Son district have been granted area codes to
grow green mango for export to Australia.
If the green mango is sold well in Australia, the Plant Protection
Department will work with Son La authorities to issue codes for other mango
planting areas. Meanwhile, Agricare Vietnam will support farmers in production
to ensure the product constantly meets strict requirements of the Australian
Son La is home to 4,000
hectares of mangoes with 3,000 tonnes in yield.-VNA