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GlobalGAP certification for Tien Giang fruit farms

Update: December, 26/2015 - 10:28
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang yesterday granted Global Good Agriculture Practices (GlobalGAP) certificate to three fruit production establishments in the locality, including dragon fruit farm in Thanh Tan commune, Tan Phuoc District. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue
TIEN GIANG  (VNS) — The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang yesterday granted Global Good Agriculture Practices (GlobalGAP) certificate to three fruit production establishments in the locality.

GlobalGAP specifies requirements for agricultural production to meet international standards of farm produce and protect the environment.

The awardees included a dragon fruit farm in Thanh Tan commune, Tan Phuoc District; a durian cooperative in Tam Binh commune, Cai Lay district; and a dragon fruit cooperative in My Tinh An commune, Cho Gao District.

By the end of this year, Tien Giang had about 631 ha of vegetable and fruit products granted VietGAP and GlobalGAP certificates, including over 30 ha of rice, 130 ha of fruits, and 67 ha of vegetables.

In the period from 2013-15, the "Quality and Safety Enhancement of Agricultural Products and Biogas Development" (QSEAP) project presented GAPs certificates to 25 agricultural farms and cooperatives in the locality, according to Tran Thanh Phong, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Agricultural Promotion Centre.

Tien Giang boasts the largest fruit-tree area in the Mekong Delta with over 85,000 ha, generating an annual yield of 1.3 million tonnes. It is also home to over 43,000 ha of vegetables. — VNS


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