Attraction of the Ngoc Linh ginseng market-day

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(QNO) - As soon as Ngoc Linh ginseng was recognized as a national product under the National Product Development Program until 2020, Quang Nam province has given out solutions to the conservation and promotion of Ngoc Linh ginseng values. Since October 2017, the market-day has been organized monthly by Nam Tra Mi district, attracting local people and tourists.

Visitors on the market-day of Ngoc Linh ginseng. Photo: tienphong.vn
Visitors on the market-day of Ngoc Linh ginseng. Photo: tienphong.vn

There are 20 stalls of Ngoc Linh ginseng tree and its related products such as wine, tablets, tea, herbal medicines on the market-day. Besides, more than 30 stalls sell agricultural, forestry and handicraft products such as Tra Mi cinnamon, ba kich (Morinda officinalis) ginseng, tao meo (Docynia indica) wine, brocade. Impressively, the 6th Ngoc Linh ginseng market-day from March 1 to 3, 2018 had a turnover of 4.7billion VND including 4.5 billion VND from Ngoc Linh roots. On the market-day, a series of recreational cultural activities: such as food experience, community activity, art performances, entertainment. To prevent counterfeit commodities, a consultant team of Ngoc Linh ginseng headed by Vice Chairman of  the district’s People Committee has been set up.

According to Chairman of Nam Tra My district Ho Quang Buu, the Ngoc Linh ginseng market-day helps ginseng planters access the market and consumers buy real products. Besides, it is a great chance for investment cooperation to develop production and consumption of Ngoc Lin ginseng, herbal medicines, specific agricultural products in the mountainous area of Quang Nam province, contributing to bringing Ngoc Linh ginseng trade name to the world.  At the same time, visitors can experience culture, food of ethnic people in Nam Tra My district on the market-day.