An Giang’s First Batch of Flat-seeded Mangoes Exported to Republic of Korea

On February 19, the An Giang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Cho Moi District People's Committee, proudly declared the successful export of their initial shipment of flat-seeded mangoes to the Republic of Korea market.

A ceremony took place on Feb. 19 to announce the exports of Cho Moi flat-seeded mangoes to South Korea. (Photo: NLD)

During the event, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang also revealed that they have entered a partnership in mango production and consumption with a focus on the value chain.

In her speech, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of An Giang, emphasized that mango is a key tree in An Giang due to its high economic value. The province is actively pursuing transformation which has had a positive impact on the growth of the agricultural sector.

Currently, the mango growing area in An Giang spans over 12,600 hectares, producing more than 225,000 tons of fruit per year. Cho Moi district alone accounts for 6,400 hectares of mango growing area, making it the largest in the province. Thanks to the adoption of scientific and technical advancements in production, the mango growing areas in Cho Moi that meet VietGAP standards have expanded to 704 hectares. The province’s fruit is exported to China, the USA, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy stated that the success of Cho Moi in exporting mangoes to these markets was the result of the immense efforts made by the local authorities, businesses, and people of Cho Moi district over the course of more than 10 years of negotiations.

According to Nguyen Minh Hien, the Director of GAP Cu Lao Gieng Cooperative in Cho Moi district, the cooperative has signed contracts with over 100 official and affiliated members for materials supply and product consumption. Their activities cover a mango growing area of 70 hectares, with an estimated harvest of over 1,700 tons.

“I hope that all members of the cooperative will be more daring in adopting scientific and technical advancements so that we can offer more high-quality products to demanding markets,” Hien said.

Amy Mai Nguyen