The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is set to export between five and 10 tons of mangoes to the United States this June, according to Lu Cam Khuong, deputy director of the provincial Agriculture and Rural Development.
Local farmers have recently shifted from rice cultivation to other crops such as mangoes, in order to better serve the growing demand from both domestic and Chinese market.
The export of mangoes to the US and other demanding markets currently makes up a small proportion of overall trade.
Khuong said the export of mangoes to the US will open up a new income stream for An Giang in the future.
To secure the stable export of An Giang mangoes to the US and other stringent markets, the People’s Committee of Cho Moi, Tri Ton, and Tinh Bien districts have all signed a memorandum of understanding with Chanh Thu Export and Import Fruit Co, Ltd to co-operate in producing and exporting mangoes to these markets.
In addition, Chanh Thu Export and Import Fruit Co, Ltd has agreed to collaborate with the districts of Tri Ton and Tinh Bien to build mango material zones that meet the requirements set by these demanding markets, particularly in the US which has high standards in terms of cultivation techniques.
Nguyen Sy Lam, director of the provincial Agriculture and Rural Development, said to develop the brand of An Giang mangoes, the department will speed up the granting of codes for other mango planting areas in the time ahead.