The southern province of Dong Nai is calling on domestic and foreign firms to participate in developing 52 production chains in agriculture till 2020.
The move will focus on national and provincial-level products and local specialties that meet market demand and adapt with climate change.
The production chain projects will receive support worth over 558 billion VND (24.2 million USD) in total, 79 billion VND of which will be from State budget.
The 52 production chains will be based in seven districts and Long Khanh city, targeting local produce such as mango, corn, orange, tangerine, dragon fruit, pomelo, rambutan, banana, pepper, durian. Besides 46 production chains in cultivation, there will be five in animal husbandry and one in aquaculture.
The province also approved a funding worth more than 731 billion VND for 16 large-scale model rice fields for the 2019 – 2020 period.
It has so far launched 16 production chains with the participation of 12 businesses and 16 cooperatives on a total area of over 5,500ha of land. The projects have helped increase output of agricultural crops and sell 52,700 tonnes of products for over 3,000 farming households./.