According to the municipal People’s Committee, about 24 tonnes of lettuce and other vegetables from the city's Langbiang Farm were shipped to Singapore at the beginning of October.
Tran Huy Duong, the farm’s owner, said the vegetables were cultivated with the application of hi-tech farming methods, adding that they must meet the food safety standards of both Viet Nam and importing countries.
The local administration also said that up to 50 tonnes of vegetables were ordered each week by enterprises from RoK and Japan.
Da Lat, blessed with fertile soil and favourable climate conditions, is known as the kingdom of vegetables and flowers.
It is set to become a flower export hub in Southeast Asia and aims to raise its annual export value of this product far beyond the current US$50 million to match its yearly capacity of 3.1 billion cuts.
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- Opportunity to promote export of processed fruits and vegetables
- Thailand is the largest exporter of vegetables of ASEAN
- 7-month fruit and vegetable exports fetch nearly USD2 billion
- Purchasing power of Da Lat fruits and vegetables shows good signs after setback
- Hai Duong longan set for export to Australia
- Opportunities growing to export farm produce to US
- Veggie, fruit exports fetch some US$1 billion in Jan-March
- Nearly 30 tonnes of Son La longan exported to China