The prospect of Ngoc Linh ginseng


(QNO) - Thousands of ethnic households around Ngoc Linh mountain - home to this precious ginseng, confirm that they can sustainably escape poverty, get rich when the Ngoc Linh ginseng’s project is approved by the Vietnam Government.

Looking after Ngoc Linh ginsengs under the shade of a primeval forest.
Looking after Ngoc Linh ginsengs under the shade of a primeval forest.

Get rich by planting ginsengs

Now, people  around Ngoc Linh mountain think about how to get rich by planting ginsengs. 10 years ago, thousands of Xe Dang households in many communes such as Tra Linh, Tra Cang, Tra Nam… found some primeval forest areas covered with a soft, thick humus, suitable to grow this precious and wild medicinal plant.

The value of Ngoc Linh ginseng is more and more confirmed. Its price is rapidly raised, about 30-50 million VND for each kilogramme depending on its quality. Hoping to be rich, many Xe Dang and Ca Dong households in Nam Tra My and Tu Mo Rong districts (Kon Tum) have bravely borrowed money to plant ginsengs under the shade of the old forests.

Open the plan

Since 2015, Ngoc Linh ginseng has been considered as one of the main plants that need to be invested with a large capital until 2030 by Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee and Nam Tra My district. So, the “Building infrastructure for Ngoc Linh ginseng’s development” project has just been approved by this district. At the same time, all the roads  to main ginseng areas in Tra Linh, Tra Nam, Tra Cang have been renovated. A decision on “Rent out forests for planting ginsengs in Quang Nam” has recently been ratified by Quang Nam People’s Committee.

With the real value of this ginseng and the district’s and province’s open mechanism and policy, many investors are attracted to invest in Ngoc Linh ginseng in long-term. However, Ngoc Linh ginseng needs the interference of relevant agencies of the central government and the national-level strategy for this ginseng development.