The strawberry whisperer with a BA in economics

VietNamNet Bridge – After graduation from Ha Noi’s National Economic University, all the friends of Bachelor of Economics Vu Van Luc sought jobs in the city. But Luc decided to return to his homeland in the northern mountainous province of Son La to realise his dream of cultivating strawberries. From the trial plot growing on 1,000sq.m in Moc Chau District, the young man now owns 4ha of strawberries and makes an average profit of VND500 million (US$21,700) per year. Lua was born and raised in Ang Village, Dong Sang Commune of Moc Chau District.  Since childhood, he dreamed of growing up to become an agronomist. However, after graduating from high school in 2009, Luc enrolled and went on to study at the National Economic University, following his parents’ advices. During college, he stumbled onto an article on the Internet about method of strawberry cultivation that was highly economically efficient, Luc told online newspaper.   His passion for agriculture suddenly returned. In the city, he decided to plant a trial strawberry garden on a 10sq.m plot.  “Every day, after class, besides reviewing my homework, I spent all my free time caring for my small strawberry garden,” he said. Over time, he learned how to grow the plants most effectively and came to enjoy the process. “Looking at the strawberry plants growing well, I felt very excited and intended to develop the farming model when I returned to the countryside,” he recalled. In 2013, he graduated from the University with a good… [Read full story]


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