Mango is one of five commodities selected by Dong Thap province to reorganize its production under the Agricultural Restructuring Scheme. Products have advantages to export to markets around the world very smoothly.
At present, Dong Thap province has the largest mango planting area in the Mekong Delta with more than 9,200 ha, concentrated mainly in two areas: Cao Lanh City and Cao Lanh District.
Now is the time when gardeners begin to harvest mangoes at the end of the season to supply the market. Most of the mango growers here apply the technique of fruit wrapping and many gardeners have practiced the production model according to VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards.
Mr. Vo Viet Hung, Director of My Xuong Mango Cooperative, said: “In the past, gardeners only relied on experience, practices or thanks to the support of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and stimulants.
The mango planting is linked to, applying safe production processes, bringing scientific and technical advances such as producing according to VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards, with planting area codes, meeting the strict requirements of export markets. export, so a stable output.
According to calculations by the gardeners here, mango trees can earn 5-6 times more profit than rice. On average, a mango harvest about 100 – 200kg, after deducting the cost of interest from 250 – 300 million / ha / crop.
According to Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Thien, Deputy Director of Dong Thap Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, many import markets now require agricultural products to be traced. Traceability must be provided with the planting area code. The Chinese market has long been considered to be easy going, but there are also many technical barriers for imported agricultural products from our country.
Therefore, in order to increase agricultural exports, the production process needs to change to adapt and overcome those barriers. In Dong Thap mango planting area, more than 100 hectares have been granted planting area codes, most of these areas are for export, of which exports to China market are quite favorable.
The allocation of planting area codes is a very important stage in order to proceed to traceability of agricultural products, closely linked to the quality production process, meeting the requirements of current agricultural product import markets. .
In addition to providing mango planting area codes, preserving post-harvest packaging for export is also important. Recently, Dong Thap has established an advanced center for harvesting, processing, packaging, preserving and transporting mangoes in the Mekong Delta region.