HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's CT Group has planned to grow 10,000 hectares of dragon fruit in the northern territory of Australia, announced the Viet Nam Trade Office in the Pacific country.
"In Viet Nam, the CT Group owns lots of small farms and it makes the logistics quite difficult," Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries Willem Westra van Holthe said, following the signing of the joint-venture deal.
"So what they are looking for is the largest scale farm, and the northern territory is a place they are seriously looking at, with the first crop starting this year."
CT Group is already a major producer of the bright pink fruit, with around 460,000 tonnes in 2013 through a network of small farms across Viet Nam. — VNS