The area of mulberry cultivation to raise silkworms is increasing, a positive signal for the mulberry industry in Vietnam
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Published Dec 3, 2023
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, along with the Lam Dong Provincial People's Committee, held a conference to discuss the sustainable development of Vietnam's mulberry silk industry. The conference addressed the challenges and achievements of the industry nationwide, particularly focusing on silkworm breed issues. The mulberry growing area in Vietnam is expected to increase by 58.22% in 2022 compared to 2018, and silk cocoon production has also been steadily increasing since 2018.
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On the morning of December 2, in Da Lat City, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in coordination with Lam Dong Provincial People's Committee organized the Conference on Sustainable Development of Vietnam's mulberry silk industry. The conference focused on discussing and exchanging achievements and challenges of the mulberry industry nationwide as well as silkworm breed issues that have been discussed for many years. Mr. Tong Xuan Chinh - Deputy Director of the Department of Livestock (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) said that currently the country has 32 provinces with mulberry growing and silkworm farming with an area of about 13,200 hectares of mulberry trees, of which the Central Highlands accounts for 77%, followed by The mountainous and midland regions account for 11%, the least in the Mekong Delta is only 0.05%, the other regions are from 2.94-5.14%. In particular, the mulberry area in 2022 will increase by 58.22% compared to 2018. In the period ...