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Farmers get smart to improve business

Vo Van Trung has become the first person in his village to go high tech and introduce modern facilities on his farm.


A farmer takes care of cantaloupe in a glass house in the southern province of Hau Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Chi Tuong


Trung has given up producing rice and is now growing fruit.

He has spent VND700 million (US$30,400) in 2015 to build a greenhouse system over 2,000sq.m to grow cantaloupe melons.

But business was so good he expanded creating an extra 1,000sq.m of greenhouse area.

Trung, lives in Tan Long B Village, Binh Thanh Commune, Phung Hiep District in the southern province of Hau Giang.

Trung harvests four times per year. His profits made up more than 70 per cent of the total takings.

So far many models of agriculture applying high technology have been successful.

In the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, , a smart watering system is applied in Can Tho City and Ben Tre Province and the model of rice and shrimp crop rotation is applied in Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and T…
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Honey makers profit from Lang Son flowers

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With fresh and cool weather, Van Thuy Commune in Chi Lang District has many kinds of wildflowers and their honey-making is also very developed. There is a huge amount of ivy trees in Van Thuy which are popular as medicine for coughs and high blood pressure.

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