Japanese experts will help farmers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam cultivate organic vegetables for three years starting April.
A joint project agreed upon in the province on Wednesday also aims to establish a retail outlet for homegrown organic vegetables at the Binh An terminal in Thang Binh District at prices favorable to farmers.
Under the agreement, Japanese experts in the field from Minamiboso, Chiba will be sent to Quang Nam to offer technical advice and take Vietnamese interns back to Japan.
The experts will instruct local farmers on establishing network to cooperate with each other in producing, selling and transporting their produce.
Local farmers will also be given equipment such as freezers to keep the vegetables fresh, as well as cash registers and funds to set up vegetable retail outlets.
Tran Minh Ca, vice chairman of Quang Nam Peopleââ‚¬â„¢s Committee, said the province is turning paddy fields in Tam Ky and Duy Xuyen Districts into vegetable gardens to set up an organic vegetable zone.
With the same money and on the same area, farmers can earn three times more money growing organic vegetables than rice, Ca said.