In recent days, the family of Mrs. Vo Thi Ngoc Diep in Hoa Lac hamlet, Binh Ninh commune, Cho Gao district as well as many other local farmers are very excited because the price of chili has increased to 35,000 VND/kg, doubled by 2. -3 times more than half a month ago. The current yield is quite high, more than 10 tons/ha/crop, with high prices, so chili growers are quite profitable.
“I planted three chili peppers of the Red Lotus variety 084, that variety is disease resistant, the people here grow a lot of it. Today's chili price is up to 35,000 VND / kg, I picked a few times before selling only 13,000 - 15,000 VND / kg. I just picked chili and sold it for a good price, compared to the time of the epidemic, I also made a living and had a source of income," said Ms. Diep.
Chili is one of the crops with high economic value in Tien Giang province, grown by farmers at the foot of the field. Every year, farmers in the province cultivate several thousand hectares, mainly in Cho Gao, Go Cong Tay, Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong districts.
In Dong Thap Muoi, Tan Phuoc district, Tien Giang province, farmers are also happy because the output of pineapple (pineapple) is more favorable than last week. The price of pineapple from 3,000 VND/kg, increased to nearly 6,000 VND/kg. Going out to the field to harvest, transporting pineapple in and out of the area is also somewhat more convenient than before.
Mr. Bui Huu Thien, a farmer in Phu My commune, Tan Phuoc district, is harvesting 8 hectares of pineapple in his excitement: “Yesterday, I weighed 8 tons of pineapple, priced at 5,200 VND/kg, compared to a few days ago, the price of pineapple has increased. a lot, before the price was only 2,500 - 3,000 VND/kg. This price is okay, I sell it to the driver, people buy and sell to Ho Chi Minh City. In general, farmers here are very excited, the road is favorable. "
At this time, many other agricultural products in Tien Giang province such as dragon fruit, oranges and other vegetables... prices also increased by several thousand VND/kg compared to last week. In particular, Thai jackfruit also keeps the price above 30,000 VND/kg, giving a significant profit.
In the context of the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, people's travel and production problems face many difficulties; in which agricultural production in particular has also encountered many obstacles. The removal of barriers, especially the clearance of goods transportation, has helped many agricultural products increase in price, creating a good signal for farmers in realizing the "dual goal" of fighting the epidemic and developing the economy. stable economy.
Source: Nhat Truong/VOV-DBSCL