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Lychee production hubs seek to boost consumption amid export difficulty

Vietnam’s lychee production hubs in the North have entered the early harvest season this year and are preparing plans for its flagship fruit consumption amid export difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On total cultivation areas of more than 28,100ha, Bắc Giang Province expects to harvest 160,000 tonnes of lychee this year, up 10,000 tonnes over 2019, of which 45,000 tonnes are early maturing lychee collected during May 20 and June 10.

The main crop is scheduled for harvest between June 10 and July 10 with an estimated volume of 115,000 tonnes.

Lychee production hubs, boost consumption, export difficulty, Covid-19 pandemic, early harvest season, flagship fruit consumption, total cultivation areas, VietGAP standards

A farmer harvests early maturing lychees in Lục Ngạn District, Bắc Giang Province.

In the 2020 crop, the cultivation area produced by VietGAP standards in the province has reached 15,000 hectares with estimated output of 110,000 tonnes, accounting for more than 50 per cent of the total cultivation areas and 68.7 per cent of total output.

In previous years, about 50 per cent of lychee production used to be consumed locally while another 50 per cent was exported, mainly to China. However, the export of the fruit this year is expected to decrease due to the pandemic, especially when China also increased its cultivation areas.

Bac Giang Province has prepared specific plans and scenarios for promoting local fruit consumption, targeting local consumers and diversifying export markets to Japan, the United States, Australia, Europe and ASEAN countries besides China.

The province will organise an online promotion conference on a national scale on June 6 with attendance of leaders of many ministries, representatives of foreign embassies in Việt Nam and corporations and distribution businesses.

The provincial Department of Industry and Trade said that large distribution groups such as Aeon, Central Group and Mega Market have worked with local lychee traders in Bắc Giang for the signing of purchasing contracts.

These groups will also help export local lychee to Thailand, Singapore, the US and the EU.

In addition, 28 other distribution companies, six wholesale markets, and 31 enterprises and cooperatives both in and outside the province have registered to consume this season’s lychee.

For export, as of May 18, 250 Chinese traders registered to come to Luc Ngan District to buy lychee. Besides, Bac Giang authorities have coordinated with the Plant Protection Department to ask the Japanese side to approve 19 cultivation area codes covering an area of 103 ha to be able to export the first batch of fresh lychees to Japan by the end of this month.

Meanwhile, Hai Duong Province is also ready for the early lychee harvest. Output of the Thanh Ha District is estimated to reach 35,000 tonnes this year with quality expected to be better than last year.

The province is also seeking to increase consumption in the local market through sales to supermarkets and agricultural product processing companies to offset the declining demand from oversea markets, especially China.

Bac Giang ready for consumption of lychee in 2020 season
The lychee cultivation hub of Bac Giang Province is about to enter harvest season for local lychee, including early maturing lychee and lychee of the main crop. The export of the fruit may face difficulties due to the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic but the province has prepared plans to boost consumption of the fruit.
250 Chinese traders register to visit Luc Ngan to buy lychee
(BGO) – Now, the Department of Industry and Trade (DoIT) is focusing on contacting to the distribution groups, wholesale markets, businesses, cooperatives and traders who want to visit Bac Giang province to consume lychee so as to have suitable supporting method.
Bac Giang betters pandemic fight, facilitates immigration of traders to purchase lychee
(BGO) - Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Anh Duong, Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 prevention and control of Bac Giang province chaired an online conference on the pandemic fight on 14 May.
Completing procedures to export the first batch of fresh lychee to Japan
The Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held an online meeting on May 14 with related Japanese partners to discuss measures towards completing the procedures for the export of Vietnam’s fresh lychees to Japan.
Provincial leader urges to surmount difficulties, expand lychee consumption market
(BGO)- Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee (PPC) Lai Thanh Son on May 12 afternoon had a meeting with leaders of the departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Transportation, Information and Communication and Public Security, PPC’s Office and the districts of Luc Ngan and Tan Yen about lychee consumption promotion in 2020.

Source: VNS

Lychee production hubs, boost consumption, export difficulty, Covid-19 pandemic, early harvest season, flagship fruit consumption, total cultivation areas, VietGAP standards
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