Tien Giang province now has more than 77,700 ha of fruit cultivation area with many kinds of speciality fruits, having a competitive advantage in the market such as Lo Ren Vinh Kim milk apple, Hoa Loc mango, Ngu Hiep durian, Cho Gao dragon fruit... Fruit production per year is over 1.5 million tons supplied to the domestic market and export.
In order to bring into play this important economic potential, help farmers achieve stability and improve rural innovation, Tien Giang has paid attention to implement many positive solutions to improve economic efficiency and quality, and solve the output for major fruits through the zoning of material areas, expansion of production, consumption and product consumption.
In the near future, the province has built about 100 hectares of Hoa Loc mango granted GlobalGAP certificates, attached to the model of mango production cooperation at Hoa Loc Cooperative (Cai Be district). With this model, every year, the cooperative supplies 100 -150 tons of Hoa Loc mango meeting the VietGAP standards to Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh markets and Hachando Company to export to Japan.
For dragon fruit, the province has built 3 models of dragon fruit association - consumption following VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards in the enterprises such as: My Tinh An dragon fruit cooperative (Cho Gao district), Long Viet Company Limited (Cho Gao district) and Cat Tuong Agricultural Processing and Production Company Limited (My Tho city). My Tinh An Dragon Cooperative, in association with the enterprises in Ho Chi Minh city, has built 30 hectares of fruit products granted GlobalGAP certificates, providing products and packaging for export to many countries: China, United States, Netherlands, ... (output 40-60 tons per month).
Long Viet Co., Ltd built the 130 ha dragon fruit growing area meeting VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards. Every year, the firm can supply 3,000-4,000 tons of fresh dragon fruits meeting export demand of the demanding markets in the world such as United States, South Korea, Europe, ...
Cat Tuong Agricultural Processing and Production Company Limited built the hundreds of hectares dragon fruit growing area meeting GlobalGAP standards, attached to standard packing factory, modern cool storage system with the capacity of 2,000 tons and steam heat treatment of fresh fruits... meeting export demand of the markets such as: United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, ...
In addition, there is a model for association of milk apple's production and export to the US market with the participation of many companies with big growth potential: Cat Tuong Agricultural Processing and Production Company Limited, Dai Lam Moc Import Export Service Trading Company Limited... For the green skin pomelo grapefruit, there is a model for association of green skin pomelo grapefruit's production and consumption in Binh Thanh hamlet, Tan My Chanh commune, My Tho city since 2016. With this model, each year, 400 tons of green pomelo grapefruit in Tan My Chanh specialized cultivation area are underwrited by Huong Mien Tay factory (Ben Tre province) with reasonable prices, so the farmers are very excited.
From the initial achievements with the key factors, like cooperatives, cooperative groups and leading enterprises in building special and quality fruit areas meeting GAP standards to ensure safety and source, the province continues to expand and link with the scientific transfer of intensive farming, processing techniques for crop harvesting, mechanization of cultivation stages ... helping the development of the potential of garden economy in Tien Giang, making great contributions to the local socio-economic development in a sustainable way.