Cutting the ribbon to export the first batch of carrots in 2022 to the Republic of Korea. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Specifically, on January 11, nearly 250 tonnes of carrots were exported to the RoK, the first overseas shipment of the vegetable this year, with the remaining to be shipped abroad on January 12.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ameii Vietnam company Nguyen Khac Tien said that this year, the RoK bought Vietnamese carrots at high prices. His company has reached deals with Korean partners to export roughly 5,000 tonnes this year.

“Hai Duong’s carrot shipment this year is very positive, promising to increase in value. Ameii company is buying carrots from farmers with prices ranging from 12,000 VND to 15,000 VND,” he added.

Packing carrots for export from a household processing facility in Duc Chinh commune. (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the province has about 1,500ha of carrot during the 2021-2022 winter crop, with an estimated output of approximately 65,000 tonnes, up over 7 percent from 2020. Its prices are now 4,000 – 5,000 VND per kg higher than last year./.

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