Farmers in Mekong Delta province switch to more lucrative Thái jackfruit

Famers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp have switched to growing Thái (Thai) jackfruit on around 1,000ha from other fruits and low-yield rice since it fetches a higher income.

It includes 200ha in Châu Thành District and 100ha in Tháp Mười District.

Nguyễn Văn Công, a farmer in Tháp Mười District’s Mỹ Quý Commune, said he switched to growing Thái jackfruit on his 2,000sq.m of low-yield paddies three years ago.

Jackfruit trees could be planted closer to each other than other fruit trees, and so around 1,000 trees could be planted on one hectare, he said.

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