Bac Giang: More lychee to be grown for export to Japan

The northern province of Bac Giang has granted cultivation area codes to many orchards growing lychee for export to Japan this year, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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Nineteen cultivation area codes have been issued to date for 103 ha of lychee in the province to be exported to the country, primarily in Luc Ngan and Tan Yen districts.

The province is actively directing lychee growers in following standardised production processes while encouraging businesses to buy lychee for export to Japan.

Bac Giang has over 28,100 hectares of lychee trees expected to produce some 160,000 tonnes of the fruit. The early lychee harvest is estimated to be 45,000 tonnes on 6,000 hectares, with the remainder grown during the main crop.

The province has recently expanded its VietGAP-standard lychee coverage to 14,300 hectares and its GlobalGAP-standard coverage to 80 hectares.

It also has 200 hectares of lychee with cultivation codes granted for exports to the US.

VNA