Agricare Vietnam Co.Ltd has so far bought 3 tons of this year’s crop of mangoes from farmers in Yen Chau district of the northern province of Son La to export to Australia.
This is only the second year that mangoes grown in Yen Chau district have been shipped to Australia.
Yen Chau mangoes have been granted a certificate of geographic indication by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam.
The district has around 1,200ha of mango plantations with a total output of about 3,500 tons.
To promote Yen Chau mango brand, the district People’s Committee held the 2018 mango festival on June 10-11 with a wide range of activities, such as an opening ceremony with a special art performance, a display of local agricultural and handicraft products, a mango harvesting contest, a ceremony to honour growers, tours of mango gardens, and traditional games and sports.
Addressing the opening ceremony, chairman of Yen Chau district People’s Committee Ha Nhu Hue said the festival aims to promote its mango brand and honour mango growers as well as showcasing Yen Chau’s land and people to domestic and foreign visitors, while laying the foundations for tourism development in line with local potential.