Workers of the Ameii Vietnam Company pack the first batch of litchi for export to Singapore. (Photo: NDO)

According to Ms. Luong Thi Kiem, Director of Hai Duong Plant Protection Department, this year, litchi productivity is estimated at 45,000 tons, 20,000 tons higher than last year. In all the litchi growing areas of the province, farmers are trained to practice Vietnam Good Production (VietGAP) and GlobalGAP to meet the requirements of food hygiene and safety. In particular, the total VietGAP certified litchi area is more than 500 hectares with an estimated output of 4,000 tons.

The litchi production area in accordance with international standards and Global GAP standards ensuring export to selective markets such as the EU, the US, Australia and Japan, has a total area of 220 hectares and an estimated output of 1,500 tons. Nineteen litchi production areas which have been granted litchi planting codes for export to the US, Australia, and the EU, with an area of 170 hectares, produce about 1,300 tons, while four areas granted litchi planting codes for export to China with an area of 50 hectares produce 200 tons.

Besides, Hai Duong has 64 litchi growing areas, seven longan growing areas with a total area of nearly 10,000 ha registering planting areas eligible for export to China.

Tested to meet food safety, the first batches of litchi were bought by the Ameii Vietnam Company and Rong Do Company for exporting to Singapore, the US and Australia from May 26th-30th./.

Compiled by BTA