Unlike several years ago, when locals in a Mekong Delta province exploited their marshy forests to an alarming extent, many of them now grow trees for their own sake and environmental purposes.
Farmers in an area in southern Vietnam’s Ben Tre Province, which has been recognized as the country’s largest fruit tree sapling producer, have adopted new production and promotion methods and thus markedly enhanced efficiency in recent years.
Trees pruned and clipped into animal shapes by local residents in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre have been exported to Singapore and Australia to be displayed at tourism parks. The trees are made by growing ficus microcarpa trees in zinc frames that are curved in the shapes of dragons, rabbits, deer, swans, and kangaroos.
A farmer in southern Vietnam has dedicated over a decade to marketing green-skinned grapefruit and turning it from a less popular fruit into one of the country’s most sought-after exports.
The fourth Southern Folk Cake Festival will be organised from April 27 to May 1 at the Tan An Communal House in Can Tho City's Cai Khe Islet.