Đồng Tháp Province has the largest mango planting area in Mekong Delta, with about 9,300 hectares. The total mango output, is over 90,000 tons, which is mostly concentrated in Cao Lãnh District. The cultivated area of each household is primarily small scale, about 0.3 hectares per household in average.
Currently, Đồng Tháp Province has two varieties of mango consisting of local mangoes (Mangifera indica) such as Cát Chu, Cát Hòa Lộc, Bưởi, Thanh Ca, etc… and introduced mangoes such as Taiwan and Thai mango. However, Cát Chu (70%) and Cát Hòa Lộc (20%) predominate in production and satisfy customers’ tastes. In addition, area of Taiwan mango is being increased by farmers because this variety is easy to plant, bear fruit and has high price.
More than 80% of farmers, who plant mangos, apply bag packing technique in order to improve mango quality. There are 33,6 hectares of mango achieving GlobalGAP certificate and 40 hectares of mango achieving VietGAP certificate. Thanks to the off-season flowering process, Đồng Tháp has mango to supply for market almost all year.
National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam has certified trademarks including "Cát Chu Cao Lãnh and Cao Lãnh mango” for Cao Lãnh District. The authority of Cao Lãnh District is also implementing the project “Building, managing and developing the certified trademark of Cát Chu Cao Lãnh”, for products of Cát Chu of Cao Lãnh District.
Đồng Tháp Province has 2 cooperatives, 34 cooperation groups for mango production and consumption and has a purchasing network consisting of a terminal market and 75 businesses. Many enterprises from Japan, Korea, Russia, Thailand, ect… visited Đồng Tháp to find out and exchange information of mango consumption link.
Source: DongThap Portal