26/11/2017 18:47 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Hanoi Cooperates with Hung Yen to Provide Clean Agricultural Products

To provide clean agricultural products for its population of more some 10 million people, Hanoi’s agricultural sector has expanded cooperation with Hung Yen province which is a major clean food supplier in the North. So far, many agricultural specialties of this province, such as longan, tieu hong bananas, vegetables and fruits, have been sold in large supermarkets in Hanoi.
Over the years, Hung Yen province’s authorities have attached importance to investment for agricultural development in the direction of commodity and high-tech application, forming specialised farming areas of VietGAP standards. Many traditional agricultural products of Hung Yen, such as longan, turmeric powder, bananas, litchis, clean vegetables, cattle and poultry meat and aquatic products, have affirmed their position in the market.

One of the key agricultural products in the province is longan which are cultivated in a total area of 155ha, including 20ha of longan trees in Ham Tu commune of Khoai Chau district and Hong Nam commune of Hung Yen having being granted regional codes for export to the US. At present, four longan cultivating areas in Hung Yen province, including the city of Hung Yen and the districts of Khoai chau, Tien Lu and Kim Dong, have the certificate of geographic indications granted by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam.

Hung Yen province has a total area of 155ha for longan cultivation in the districts of Tien Lu and Kim Dong
and the city of Hung Yen. Photo: Hoang Ha
Hung Yen province has a total area of 155ha for longan cultivation in the districts of Tien Lu and Kim Dong
and the city of Hung Yen. Photo: Hoang Ha
Phu Cu district in Hung Yen province has more than 500ha for growing litchi in the communes of
Tam Da, Minh Tien and Tong Tran. Photo: Pham Kien


Taiwan guava is planted in the whole province because of high economic value. Photo: Pham Kien 


Lime trees bring high economic value to locals in Hung Yen. Photo: Pham Kien
Hung Yen province has many large-scale vegetable growing areas. Photo: Hoang Ha
Hung Yen province promotes mechanisation in rice production. Photo: Pham Kien


Raising fish in cages in the Hong River is a new development direction of Hung Yen's aquatic sector. Photo: Pham Kien


Raising bees for honey in the longan orchards. Photo: Pham Kien

Besides its famous longan, the province is known for tieu hong bananas which account for the second largest cultivating area in the province with a total area of 2,000ha. Bananas are mainly cultivated at alluvial grounds of the communes of Khoai Chau and Kim Dong and the city of Hung Yen, yielding 45,000tonnes/year.

Hung Yen has also specialised areas of 13,000ha for growing different vegetables, such as vine spinach, green beans, baby corn and bitter gourds with a productivity of over 230,000tonnes/year.

Recently, a programme entitled "Hung Yen Longan Week" was held in Hanoi to to promote  Vietnam's agricultural products.
To promote agricultural production, many cooperatives, enterprises and households in the province are participating in a link chain to supply their products to the market in Hanoi.
Nguyen Huy Dang, Deputy Director of Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said: “Hanoi has a total population of more than 10 million, however, local agricultural production only meets 30-60% of the demand. Therefore, Hanoi annually organises activities and programmes on trade promotion and cooperates with Hung Yen province to have safe agricultural products”.

Since the conference entitled “Linking for product consumption, strengthening connectivity activities in the supply chain of Vietnamese products, supporting the sustainable link between production enterprises and distributing enterprises” held in August, 2017 in Hung Yen, many enterprises from Hanoi like Safelife and An Viet, have flocked to this province to learn about the province’s agricultural products and signed contracts on consuming high-quality products.

Representatives from Hung Yen province and Hanoi and other provinces and cities nationwide at the conference entitled
 “Linking for product consumption, strengthening connectivity activities in the supply chain of Vietnamese products, supporting
the sustainable link between production enterprises and distributing enterprises. Photo: Hoang Ha


100% of Phu Cu cooperative's clean vegetables are sold to Safelife, a major supplier of organic and safe food to
supermarkets and restaurants in Hanoi. Photo: Hoang Ha



Vegetables are packaged carefully. Photo: Hoang Ha



Hung Yen province’s safe and clean vegetables are sold in many supermarkets in Hanoi. Photo: Hoang Ha

Story: Thuc Hien - Photos: Hoang Ha & Pham Kiem