(QNO) - Quang Nam province has several mechanisms and policies to preserve and develop Ngoc Linh ginseng after the provincial project on conservation and development of Ngoc Linh ginseng was approved by the Government of Vietnam.
The national project on Ngoc Linh ginseng preservation and development until 2030 was approved in September, 2015, focusing on expanding the ginseng areas to 7 communes in Nam Tra My district (Quang Nam province) with an investment of VND 9 trillion.
Then, Ngoc Linh ginseng became a national product and recognised as a national treasure in 2017.
In addition to the current 15,567-hectare area of Ngoc Linh ginseng, Quang Nam province is planning to acclimatise this type of precious ginseng to other places with similar conditions to expand the ginseng areas.
There are now 20 businesses and a lot of households renting land and forest to plant Ngoc Linh ginseng in Quang Nam.
Several projects on develop and process Ngoc Linh ginseng have come into operation, such as Quang Nam Center for Pharmaceutical and Ngoc Linh Ginseng Development, Quang Nam Ngoc Linh Ginseng Pharmaceutical Trading Joint Stock Company, and Tak Ngo Ginseng Farm under the Centre for Agricultural Technology of Nam Tra My district.
At the same time, Quang Nam also encourages to apply scientific and technical advances in the seeding, multiplication and processing of Ngoc Linh ginseng.
Although it is really difficult to develop Ngoc Linh ginseng and products from Ngoc Linh ginseng due to impacts of climate change and pests, the conservation and development of Ngoc Linh ginseng is really significant. It contributes to the local socioeconomic development and forests protection.