|Farmers work on a scallion farm in Bình Sơn District. — Photo gcaeco.vn|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NGÃI — The National Office of Intellectual Property of Việt Nam last week recognised the brand ownership for a species of chives grown in Bình Hải Commune in the central province of Quảng Ngãi’s Bình Sơn District.
Herbs are one of the main crops of the coastal commune alongside rice, watermelon and chili.
Commune officials said the brand ownership recognition would help local farmers increase income.
The commune said the herb, which is grown on 20ha with productivity of nearly 20 tonnes each year, costs VNĐ180,000 (US$8 per kilo), and the price doubles near Tết (Lunar New Year).
The product has not been exported due to a lack of market connection and hi-tech farming investment.
Also last week, the commune and Lý Sơn Island Company inked a contract to cover sale of eight tonnes of the scallion species from local farmers. — VNS