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First co-operative in Hung Yen to ship longan to Europe

The Quyet Thang co-operative will be the first of its kind in the northern province of Hung Yen to ship a batch containing 30 tonnes of fresh longan to Europe, Director of the cooperative Tran Van My has said.

To fulfil requirements of such a choosy market, the co-operative must follow a strict production procedure.

In the 2021 crop, the co-operative has 30 ha of the fruit grown under VietGAP standards. However, its output is projected to reduce by 40 percent compared to that of last year due to unfavourable weather.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Hung Yen authorities will organise a largest-ever international conference to promote longan and other local agricultural products on July 15.

The conference, to be held both online and in-person, will be connected with 15 sites at home and nearly 60 others in 21 countries and territories such as the UK, Australia, India, Poland and Belgium.

Hung Yen is home to about 4,800 ha of longan, of which more than 1,300 ha have met VietGAP standards. The province expects to harvest around 50,000-55,000 tonnes of the fruit this year, 15-20 percent higher than last year’s output.