(HBO) – The fruit tree farming development t is bringing about positive outcomes in many communes in Kim Boi district, the northern province of Hoa Binh.
Chairman of the My
Hoa communal People’s Committee Bui Xuan Hoan said since citrus trees began to
be planted in My Hoa fields in 2013, the commune has developed thanks to the
cultivation. From only several families planting orange trees at first, a
movement of reclaiming poor-performing land for citrus tree farming has spread
to almost all hamlets. Local farmers’ awareness and cultivation capacity has
He added last year, orange productivity
approximated 20 tonnes per hectare. Canh oranges were sold at 20,000 VND per kg
while V2 (also called
oranges were sold at 32,000 VND per kg, generating some 250 million VND (11,000
USD) per hectare in income, much higher than the income from sugarcane farming.
Many households have earned hundreds of millions of VND from selling oranges.
commune (Kim Boi district) has expanded the area under orange trees to
45 hectares of which
have borne fruit for sale.
The orange farming area in My Hoa commune has
45 hectaresof which have borne fruit for sale, with good growth. The productivity and
output are forecast to rise sharply and will become a big source of revenue if
prices are stable. The commune does not worry about the sale of the fruit
because farmers formed partnerships and their partners will be in charge of
this step. In the previous crop, traders also highly valued the quality of
Not only in My Hoa but also in many communes
like Kim Tien, Nam Thuong,
Bay and Tu Son, orange
and grapefruit trees are growing well. This year’s crop promises higher
productivity and output, bringing about new chances to form concentrated
production areas in Kim Boi district. Aside from citrus fruits, longan trees
are also developing and proving highly effective in some communes, especially
Thuong Bi and Son Thuy. In particular, Son Thuy is entering the longan harvest
season. Fifty-eight of the
hectares of longan trees in the commune have borne
fruits for harvest, producing an estimated output of some 700 tonnes this crop.
With current prices, longan can generate over 17 billion VND in income for
With the set orientation and support policies,
the fruit tree area in Kim Boi has expanded rapidly. In 2011, the district had
100 hectaresof fruit trees, including
hectares of citrus trees. The total area now covers
390 hectaresof orange trees,
hectares of grapefruit trees and
77 hectares of lime
trees, mostly in
Kim Boi and My Hoa communes. Meanwhile, the
231 hectares of longan
trees concentrate in Son Thuy and Thuong Bi communes. Some areas that produce
fruits for the first time also had encouraging outcomes. Farmers can gain
350-400 million VND per year from citrus trees.
Kim Boi district is reviewing its fruit tree
farming development plan and aims to have
1,200 hectares of
citrus trees in 20 communes in 2020. It targets about
675 hectares of orange
500 hectaresof grapefruit trees and
hectares of tangerine trees, and 70-80 percent of the
commercial area under sale contracts. To that end, local communes are making
fruit tree development plans which will focus on intensive cultivation,
high-quality seedlings, science-technology application, safe production
process, and production in value chains, thus forming sustainable production
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