Mekong delta province exports mango to US for first time

My Xuong Cooperative in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap organized a meeting to introduce its first consignment of mango to the US.


Mekong delta province exports mango to US for first time

My Xuong Cooperative Director Vo Viet Hung yesterday said that the company was chosen by the US partners to supply mango to the difficult market.

One year ago, exporters, partners and experts from the US arrived in My Xuong Company’s mango orchard which is recognized reaching VietGAP- and GlobalGAP standards. They issued the guideline to grow the fruit according to the US’s standards.

Presently, 100 cooperative members work in more than 90 hectares of mango farming area with output of approximately 1,000 tons yearly.

Additionally, the cooperative has linked with farmers to grow different mango in around 400 hectares of farms adopting advanced farming models like VietGAP and GlobalGAP.

For years, the cooperative has sold mango to South Korea, Russia, Japan and Australia and this time, it exported its first consignment of mango to the US with higher price than other markets.

The cooperative, farmers and the local administrators have made efforts to sell the fruit to the US, said Director Hung. This is an opportunity to promote Vietnamese brand name to countries in the world.

Moreover, export of mango to the US has proves that farmers in Dong Thap have adopted new technologies in growing as per international standards, he said.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dong Thap Province is the largest mango producer in the region with 9,200 hectares of mangos and an annual output of nearly 100,000 tons. Mango is one of the five kinds of fruits chosen for agricultural re-structuring with orientation of sustainable export.

Lately, the province has built safe mango farms adopting advanced technologies and consumers can trace back the fruit’s origin. Accordingly, consumption has risen and farmers have earned around VND250- VND350 million ($10,776 - $ 15,086) per hectare every year.