Son La develops medicinal herbs in association with community tourism

Developing medicinal herbs is a new direction to restructure high economic crops in the northern mountainous province of Son La. But in order to overcome difficulties in output for medicinal herbs, many experts believe that Son La needs to promote innovative start-ups in this field and develop the value chain of medicinal herbs in association with community tourism.

The whole province currently has about 1,560 hectares of medicinal plants. There are many models with which farmers can earn hundreds of million VND per year. For example, Van Ho District and Moc Chau District have successfully built economic development models forcooperatives on the planting and preliminary processing of medicinal plants. According to the Son La Provincial Department of Science and Technology, this is an effective model which people are encouraged to develop to increase their income.

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Anh Tuyet