Turning to green farming


(QNO)-Graduating from a university of economics, Huynh Duc Anh Thi, who was born in 1993 and is living in Phuoc Loc hamlet, Tam Thai commune, Phu Ninh district, has chosen green farming for his future job.

Huynh Duc Anh Thi inside his green garden
Huynh Duc Anh Thi inside his green garden

Huynh Duc Anh Thi fell in love with Mokara orchids when he distributed them in Quang Nam. Being charmed with their colors and aware of their economic potential, Thi decided to learn about Mokara cultivation.

After a long time of experiencing Mokara planting in Cu Chi district (Ho Chi Minh city), Thi had some basic knowledge of Mokara cultivation and was ready for his start-up. In mid 2019, he decided to set up a high-tech net-house with an automatic watering system in his hometown where Thi planted 1,500 Mokara orchids.

 In late 2019, his Mokara orchids grew well, which fostered him to enlarge his net-house and plant 1,500 others. Thi has selected healthy plants to make them produce flowers, cutting flower-buds on slow-growing orchids to help them grow better. So, his Mokara garden becomes booming thanks to the constancy of flower quality and quantity for the market.

Accordingly, the AT Happy Farm branded product of Mokara orchids became the choice of different flower shops in Quang Nam, bringing in 16-20 million Vietnamese Dongs a month.

2020 was a milestone in his life. Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, the practice of social distancing took place in several localities of the province, which made his flower business difficult.

At that time, Thi realized that he should have a plan to respond to the prolonged epidemic. He tried to learn and started hydroponic gardening. In his thought, clean agricultural products not only become the top priority of consumers but also play an essential role during the epidemic.

 Along with taking good care of his orchid garden, Thi built a 300-square-meter garden of hydroponic vegetables. The garden was synchronously equipped with a membrane house, a mist spraying system and fans so that vegetables can be cultivated continuously in different conditions of weather.

AT Happy Farm specializes in kale, spinach, and green mustard. At present, the farm provides the market with 4-6 quintals of vegetables a month, generating a stable income for Thi.

Lately, Thi has tried planting honeydew melons, cherry tomatoes, and baby cucumbers. They are growing well in the local weather conditions. Their productivity and quality of fruit are also good. So, it may be Thi’s future orientation.