(HBO) – Despite having 2 hectares of farming land, Bui Van Tuoi, secretary of the youth union of Dung Phong commune, Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province, does not plant orange as other locals do. He cultivates Dien grapefruit, Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis), ginger and red sugar cane. With his own way, Tuoi successfully develops economic growth models.
Bui Van Tuoi, Dung Phong commune, Cao Phong district, succeeds in planting a new variety of Gac fruit which gives high economic values.
Tuoi, one of the 85 outstanding youths nationwide hounoured with the Luong Dinh Cua Award by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Centre Committee in 2016, was arranging Gac fruits on trellises which are set up amid sugar canes.
Tuoi said he was born in a rural area grounded in agricultural production. like many households in the commune, his family used to live on farming and sugar cane cultivation. However, difficulties always chased them. The difficult situation motivated him to pursue study in order to change life. On advice of his relatives, Tuoi chose to study agriculture economy at the Community College. After graduating the college in 2006, he came back home with worries about what type of plants to cultivate since at that time, all households in Dung Phong planted only sugar canes. Then, when the trend of planting citrus trees was developing in Cao Phong, Tuoi, with knowledge gained at school, used part of his family’s farming land to cultivate citrus trees.
Unlike other locals who shifted from cultivating sugar cane to orange, Tuoi planted Dien grapefruit. With 30 million VND collected from selling sugar cane and a 50 million VND mortgage on his house, Tuoi transformed his family’s garden into a Dien grapefruit orchard.
Three years later, the orchard provided the first fruits. The small amount of money collected from selling grapefruits motivated Tuoi to try harder. His efforts paid off as he then pocketed hundreds of millions of Vietnam dong each year. In 2011, Tuoi planted an additional 1.5 hectares of CS1 orange in line with VietGap standards. The orange orchard earns him about 500 million VND annually.
After learning from experience in planting Gac fruit in Luong Son, Tuoi turned more than 1,500 sq.m of sugar cane into a Gac fruit orchard which has earned him tens of millions of Vietnam dong since 2015. It is clear that Gac fruit offers higher value and requires fewer workforce.
With the transformation in production, Tuoi has generated regular jobs to 5-10 labourers, even 20-25 people during the peak time.
(HBO) – These days, traders have been coming to grapefruit gardens in Dong Lai commune, Tan Lac district, Hoa Binh province. This year, local farmers have harvested a bumper crop with stable prices.
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(HBO) – This 33 years old farmer was born, grew up and associated with the forest, the valleys and knew clearly every path, cliff and plant here. We are mentioning about Mr. Bui Van Phuong in Sang village of Cao Ram commune, Luong Son district, who made a decision to start up by raising goats. Thanks to his dare to think and do, he got his own success.
(HBO) – In the year of 2017 -2018, Cao Phong oranges continued to be increased in the areas and quantity. According to the statistics of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, up to now, in the whole district, there have been 2,835 hectares of citrus plants, mainly oranges, including 1,234 hectares in the business period, the total quantity of the whole harvest is estimated more than 33,000 tons. The areas of planting oranges following Vietgap standards in the district have been increased with 207 households applying the procedure. The total areas reach 305,89 hectares.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh province has invested much in industrial parks and clusters in recent years to attract more domestic and foreign investment. It is an important orientation in the province’s economic development strategy. Thanks to such effort, its industrial production reached more than 27.5 trillion VND (1.21 billion USD) last year, up 17.22 percent from the same period last year and 2.5 percent higher than the yearly target.
(HBO) – We visited the citrus orchard of Le Thi Thanh Tra’s family in Truong Yen village, Yen Mong commune, Hoa Binh city – one of outstanding economic models in the commune. Her orchard has about 120 grapefruit trees of different kinds, all of which are 13-14 years old. At this time, her grapefruit orchard is ripening, with all trees laden with fruits.