Working together in carrot plantations, the local peasant earns 2,000 Billion VND/crop
11:03 - 28/02/2019
Thanks to fertility and water-rich Thai Binh river combined with safe plantation system, the carrot plantations of alluvial lands in Hai Duong are not only marketed well domestically but also imported to Japan, Korea, Indonesia, etc. Many carrot farmers can earns billions of dong per year.
Thanks to fertility and water-rich Thai Binh river combined with safe plantation system, the carrot plantations of alluvial lands in Hai Duong are not only marketed well domestically but also imported to Japan, Korea, Indonesia, etc. Many carrot farmers can earns billions of dong per year.
According to records of Hai Duong Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, total 2018-2019 Winter-Spring carrot crops reached 1,200 ha. With an average productivity of 40-45 tons/ha, total production of provincial Winter carrot crops was estimated half of a million tons, of which the carrot plantation areas of the two communes Duc Chinh and Thai Tai (Cam Giang district) made up 50% of the entire province crops (with production of 250,000 ton approximately).
With the season opening price of 5,000 – 8,000 VND/kg, main season price of 3,000-3,500 VND/kg, the carrots help Hai Duong farmers earn more than 2,000 billion VND/crop.

Farmers of Duc Chinh commune (Cam Giang district) are busy harvesting carrots in winter-spring season.

Unlike other winter crops which are usually in “rush” with fragmented and small areas, the carrot plantations of Duc Chinh commune have been arranged into huge specializing area with straight carrots lines. Every production steps, from earthworking, seeding, watering are basically mechanized, except the harvesting step are still manually done by farmers.
Mr. Nguyen Duc Menh – Director of Tan Huong Co., Ltd (Cam Van commune, Cam Giang district) said that in the passing years, the local people actively applied the technical and production progress under VietGAP so that the carrots are always qualified, delicious and favorable by many customers. Upon harvest, his company purchases 3-5 container of fresh carrots everyday with price of 5,000-6,000 VND/kg.
“On 2017-2018 Winter Spring season, I purchased ~10,000 tons of carrots, of which 50% for domestic markets, the rest will be imported to Japan, Thailand, China, including raw and processed carrots. Besides carrots, we also purchase gingers, garlics, onions, cinnamon, star anise, etc. My company markets 100-200 ton of products everyday, total revenue of 2018 was almost 100 billion VND” – added Mr. Nguyen Duc Minh.

Minh Hue translated by Ngoc Anh
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