PANO – The workshop “Sustainable agriculture with Japanese advanced technologies” has been held in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, by the PetrolVietnam Fertilizer and Chemical Corporation (PVFCCo), the provincial Department of Science and Technology, and the Vietnam-Japan Business Club.

The event gathered Japanese agricultural experts and representatives from over 100 local cooperatives and owners of dragon fruit farms.

The Japanese experts introduced Japan’s cutting-edge technology for agricultural production and preservation of harvested fruits in order to help local farmers raise the quality of fruits to meet strict food safety requirements of difficult markets, such as the European Union, the US and Japan.

Under the framework of the seminar, Masaaki Koiwa, Director General of the Japan Bio Farm Company, and some experts made a fact-finding tour to the Hoang Hau Dragon Fruit Farm, which has won the GlobalGAP standards, in Ham Thuan Nam district and other farms in Tuy Phong district, to study local farming habits and farmland as well as instruct farmers on how to approach modern agricultural technologies.

Binh Thuan, the country's largest dragon fruit producer, produces an average yield of 400,000 tons per year. The province’s dragon fruit has met domestic demand and been exported to nearly 40 countries worldwide.

The province has approved a project to develop the fruit crops sustainably as well as to boost the fruit export to foreign countries, including Japan – a market with huge potential.

Translated by Van Hieu