Elevating the position’ for Dong Thap mango

With the theme “Dong Thap mango – raising the bar”, the 2023 mango festival was officially opened tonight, April 28. The event was organized to “raise the status” of Dong Thap mangoes.

Delegates perform the opening ceremony of the mango festival in 2023.

According to the Organizing Committee, the event is organized to create conditions to connect businesses, promote production and business activities, and attract the attention of investors in the field of processing and exporting. At the same time, promoting products and brands, especially Dong Thap products to domestic and foreign consumers…

At the same time, through the festival, Dong Thap province also hopes to introduce images, typical products, culinary culture and local folk dishes to tourists; create opportunities to expand cooperation and exchange relationships to attract the attention of investors and tourists in the field of culture and tourism.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Pham Thien Nghia, Chairman of Dong Thap Province People’s Committee said that, like many other agricultural products, mango farmers also had to suffer many times from “hit the season, fall in price”, depending on the farmers. on the law of supply and demand and the fluctuations of the export market.

According to him, understanding and sharing with the difficulties of farmers, especially in order to promote the value of mango, the locality has chosen this as one of the five key commodities to implement the restructuring project. agricultural industry.

“Since then, farmers have not only boldly changed the farming process in the direction of being safe for the health of users, but also actively cooperated and linked to expand the production area meeting VietGAP standards. good agriculture according to Vietnam-PV standards), registering the planting area code, meeting export requirements, “emphasized Mr. Nghia.

Thanks to that, according to Mr. Nghia, the local mango growing area has expanded to over 14,000 hectares, with an output of nearly 140,000 tons, serving the domestic market and exporting to many countries around the world, including China, Korea, Japan, the United States, Newzealand and Europe…

With the topic “raising the status”, according to Mr. Le Minh Hoan, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, many thoughts have been aroused.

Specifically, “elevating the status” is not the position of the mango fruit, but above all the position of the whole mango industry, farmers, mango production and trading cooperatives, and the business community. industry and management units from production to trade promotion for mango fruit…

According to him, “elevating the status” thanks to the vision and hard journey to bring the “ripe” mango on the branch into a widely popular product, to a multi-value integrated commercial product that confidently conquers market near and far. “And continue to aim for “fine products” – products that crystallize unique and quintessential values, contain advanced knowledge content, blend culture and indigenous resources”, he said.

“Enhancing the status” is associated with the mentality of mango farmers, that is, farmers know how to cooperate with each other, learn to access science and technology, market knowledge, and know how to produce safely. safety, care about the health of consumers.

“Raise the status” spreads the brand of the land of gratitude and hospitality: “pure like lotus soul”; promoting the spirit of association and cooperation of mango growers, improving the efficiency and quality of operation of farmers’ associations, mango production and trading cooperatives. Hun casts the spirit of “going together, harmonizing benefits, sharing risks” of the mango business community.

“Enhancing the status” is reflected in encouraging the companionship of experts, scientists, authorities at all levels, and management agencies (from research stages, production organization, to market connection). market, introduce and promote for sustainable development of the mango value chain).

Statistics of the General Department of Customs show that, in the first two months of 2023, Vietnam’s mango exports reached nearly 33 million USD, up 14.2% over the same period last year. This is a fruit with the 5th largest export turnover of Vietnam, after dragon fruit, banana, durian and jackfruit.

Within the framework of the event, many activities will be organized, including the introduction of mango products, OCOP products and specialty products of Dong Thap province; virtual reality exhibition space “Dong Thap mango kingdom”; exhibition space for the mango industry chain; space connecting and trading mango products; value enhancement and sustainable development of the mango industry.

In addition, at the festival will also launch Dong Thap Mango Industry Association; seminars to raise the status of agricultural tourism development in Dong Thap province; exchange between guilds, mango farmers and scientists…

The Dong Thap Mango Festival in 2023 with the theme “Dong Thap mango – raising the status” will take place from April 28 to May 1, 2023 in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province.

Source: https://thesaigontimes.vn/nang-tam-vi-the-cho-trai-xoai-dong-thap/