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Saigon Times to hold FAM trip next month
By Thanh Thom
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Saigon Times to hold FAM trip next month

By Thanh Thom

Mangoes at the My Xuong Mango Cooperative – PHOTO: MANGO COOPERATIVE

HCMC – Thoi bao Kinh te Sai Gon, a business weekly published by the  Saigon Times Group, will join hands with the Saigon Times Club and the Saigon Times Startup Support Club to arrange a familiarization (or FAM) trip to the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to help entrepreneurs sound out business prospects in the hi-tech agriculture sector.

The trip is slated for December 7 and 8.

A leader of Ecology Farming Corporation, which has achieved success in the sector, will offer some insights based on the company’s experience in hi-tech agriculture.

Participants will also learn to grow mangos at the “Cay xoai nha toi” (Our mango) farm, part of the My Xuong Mango Cooperative in the outlying district of Cao Lanh. Under this business model, firms and investors can cooperate with farmers to offer them farm management and product promotion services and assist them in penetrating new markets.

Professor Vo Tong Xuan, a well-known agronomist now serving as president of South Can Tho University, will share his knowledge of selecting the best plants and animals.

Le Minh Hoan, Party secretary of Dong Thap Province, will provide information on cooperation opportunities and planned stretches of land for investors, as well as supporting policies for investors doing business in the province.

Meanwhile, Phan Dinh Hue, director of Vietcircle Travel and Service Company, will introduce the culture and history of the Mekong Delta region, and startup trends seen in local farming tourism.

The trip will cost each participant VND2.9 million (US$125).

Those who wish to join should contact Hai Ly, executive of the Saigon Times Startup Support Club, by phone at 0968 392 753 or email at nguyenhaily@thesaigontimes.vn before the end of this month.

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