Bac Kan: Red Turmeric - Support highland workers to sustainably escape pov-erty.
Thứ năm, 30-06-2022 | 16:10GMT+7
OVN - Not only is a crop suitable for the soil and climate conditions of the Northern mountainous region, red turmeric is also a potential agricultural product to help many businesses in Bac Kan province rise to affirm their brands, create close cooperation relationships with farmers, and bring stable income for highlands ethnic minorities.
Bac Kan promotes the exploitation of turmericAs a plant variety suitable for local soil and soil condi-tions, over the years, yellow glutinous turmeric has been encouraged by Bac Kan province to become a key agricultural product.
Bac Kan is a province with great potential for development, but it still faces difficulties in effectively exploiting abundant raw materials.
Pursuant to the Prime Minister's Decision No. 36/2021/QD-TTg dated December 13, 2021 on the criteria for identifying poor districts and communes with special difficulties in the lowlands, coastal areas and islands in the period of 2021 - 2025, Bac Kan province is on the list of the poorest localities in our country. Ac-cordingly, despite being famous for many natural resources and minerals rich in economic development potential as well as countless scenic spots and land-scapes imbued with regional cultural identities, the province still has difficulties in exploiting available natural resources; The process of eliminating the gap be-tween the rich and the poor and improving the incomes of the people living in the highlands and ethnic minorities is still limited.
Turmeric - precious natural medicine in some northern mountainous provinces
Grasping the direction and policy of the province on building and developing sustainable agriculture; optimizing cultivation area and source of irrigation mate-rials; concentrating on selection of plant varieties with high value chains to be-come key economic spearheads; serving the needs of Vietnamese people and in-ternational exports, etc., many local businesses have paid attention and selected suitable plant varieties to develop production and business. In particular, Red Turmeric is a good growing plant variety, suitable for local soil conditions, which is encouraged by Bac Kan province to become a key agricultural product.
The enterprise's turmeric products received a 4-star OCOP rating from the appraisal board of the Provincial People's Committee.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), by 2020, the total area of Bac Kan turmeric cultivation is 200ha with an estimated output of about 4,600 tons. By 2021, the local raw material area continued to in-crease by 50 hectares (reaching 250 hectares) and the output is approximately 5,000 tons (up 400 tons). The outstanding products processed from turmeric in-clude: Vicumax Limited Nano Curcumin (Bac Ha Bac Kan Curcumin Joint Stock Company); Products of turmeric starch with red and black sticky rice in Bac Kan (Tan Thanh Agricultural Cooperative); Trinh Nang cucurmin (HTL Industrial Heat Co., Ltd),…
Raise the brand of Bac Kan turmericMs. Nguyen Thi Duyen, General Director of Bac Ha Pharmaceutical Technology Joint Stock Company (BAC HA NANOTECH PHARMA JSC) said that, since 2014, when recogrized the indigenous turmeric variety Bac Kan contains a lot of Curcumin - compounds that help strengthen the body's resistance, support the treatment of stomach diseases, beautify the skin, ... Bac Ha Pharmaceutical Tech-nology Joint Stock Company (the first unit of the province to achieve "High-tech Agricultural Enterprise") began to take advantage of this source of raw materials in order to exploit, affirm the brand and raise the level of local products.
Research and production process of products according to advanced and modern technological lines from Bac Ha Pharmaceutical Technology Joint Stock Company.
Thanks to the application of research and production according to modern Nano-technology lines, meeting GMP standards of the Ministry of Health and ISO 22000: 2015; 9001:2018; Halal certification, and also the first region of the province to meet GACP-WHO standards (Good Cultivation and Collection Prac-tices). The company has successfully applied modern technology to product pro-cessing, helping turmeric farmers to stabilize their lives, improve their monthly income, and aim at hunger eradication and poverty alleviation.
Laborers working in raw turmeric growing areas.
Currently, all turmeric products and preparations of Bac Ha Pharmaceutical Technology Joint Stock Company have achieved 4-star OCOP accreditation (in 2018), thereby helping the company strengthen its reputation and brand, develop production and ensure the job for numerous workers working in production and processing workshops. Most of the workers are from poor or near-poor ethnic minority households in the area. “Products made from yellow turmeric in Bac Kan mountains in general and Bac Ha Pharmaceutical Technology Joint Stock Company in particular, are always trusted and chosen by consumers. In the past year, the company's revenue has been constantly increasing, the sales report at the end of 2021 also recorded twice as high as that of 2020.” - Ms. Duyen in-formed.
Product display booth
Products of enterprises participating in fairs and trade promotion pro-grams inside and outside the province
In addition to the health food Vicumax Nano Curcumin, recently, the People's Committee of Bac Kan province also sent a dossier to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to propose an assessment of the Vicumax Honey health food, Vicumax Nano Curcumin powder, and Vicumax Limited Nano Curcumin health food are products that meet the national 5-star OCOP standard.
In addition to the goal of promotion and striving to become a leading unit in the field of production and supply of agricultural medicinal products in Vietnam, Bac Ha Pharmaceutical Technology Joint Stock Company said it will continue to expand the factory area and improve production efficiency. At the same time, re-sponding to the general direction of the province in the process of hunger eradi-cation and poverty reduction, the enterprises commit to coordinate with produc-tion and business units and establishments in the area to accompany farmers, es-pecially workers in the highlands to participate in the economic recovery and development of the region, towards the goal of sustainable poverty reduction.
Nhat Huy (Translated by Phi Yen)
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