Ministry adopts macadamia plantation in northwestern region and Central Highlands
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has ratified a scheme planting about 9,940 hectares of macadamia in the northwestern region and Central Highlands by 2020, in which the largest plantation area will be Lai Chau province with 950 hectares.
According to the ministry, the scheme is the result of scientific research on variety selection, adaptability assessment and technique on intensive cultivation, harvest and processing, which are still being finalized. Market for the product needs gradually development to confirm socio-economic effectiveness.
Photo for illustration. (Source: thesaigontimes.vn)
The scheme is based on promoting the natural and socio-economic advantages of each region and suitability with the development orientation of the localities. The development of the tree should be linked with creating concentrated material areas, investing in intensive cultivation and applying science and technology in order to improve efficiency and competitiveness.
As planned by 2020, the concentrated plantation area is estimated at about 2,350 hectares, including 1,800 hectares in the northwestern region and 550 hectares in the Central Highlands. Meanwhile, area also planted with other crops such as coffee and tea is expected to cover 7,590 hectares, including 1,650 hectares in the northwestern region and 5,940 hectares in the Central Highlands.
From now to 2020, there will be six processing centers in the northwestern region, and also six in the Central Highlands.
The General Directorate of Forestry will be responsible for guiding localities to realize the scheme./.
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