(HBO) - With the increasing sense of responsibility, Cao Phong orange growers in Hoa Binh province have actively applied good agricultural practices to produce clean products, for the purpose of quality and consumer health. The orange zone ensures food safety, thereby increasing.

Nhat Minh Agriculture and Service Cooperative in Binh Thanh Commune, Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province has a good market for its products thanks to the quality of oranges meeting VietGAP standards.

Currently, Cao Phong district has 1,018.34 ha of oranges that are produced according to VietGAP standards with 759 households participating. Of which, in 2014, there were 15 households participating in VietGAP certified area of ​​46.97 ha. In 2015, 100 households participated in an area of ​​59.5 ha. In 2016, 120 households participated with an area of ​​141.89 ha. In 2017, there were 86 households participating in an area of ​​164.6 hectares. In 2018, the area of ​​orange certified VietGAP increased sharply, reaching 616.7 hectares. In 2019, VietGAP certified orange area continues to increase by 45.9 hectares.

Mr. Bui Dang Khoa, Head of Agriculture and Rural Development Division of Cao Phong district, Hoa Binh province said: Producing oranges according to VietGAP standards helps the price to increase, profits and product consumption of producers are more and more stable, while forming the value chain of citrus fruit.

The Cao Phong district People's Committee has assigned the district DARD to coordinate with the People's Committees of communes, towns, enterprises and cooperatives to organize the implementation of the project to support Cao Phong orange production and consumption. From 2017 to now, about 350 households with 400 ha of citrus fruit, 2 businesses and cooperatives have been supported. Participants received technical assistance, agricultural materials and signed product off-take contracts with enterprises.

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