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Gia Lai pepper farmers developing Sri Lanka plant


HÀ NỘI — Pepper growers in Gia Lai Province are developing pepper plants from Sri Lanka, instead of local varieties, however some agricultural experts are wary of its development potential. Despite the low market price of pepper early this week, farmers in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai were still taking risks on the strange variety from Sri Lanka, with buying prices of VNĐ105,000-115,000 per kg, three times higher than Vĩnh Linh pepper (named after a popular [...]

Pepper industry prioritises quality


A farmer harvests pepper. The pepper industry plans to reduce the area where the spice is cultivated and focus instead on improving quality to ensure long-term growth. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The pepper industry plans to reduce the area under the spice and focus instead on improving quality to ensure long-term growth, a seminar heard in HCM City yesterday. Lê Văn Đức, deputy head of the Crop Production Department, said the pepper cultivation area had increased sharply since 2010 [...]