About Us
  Add: Long Dinh- Chau Thanh- Tien Giang
  Tel: 84 2733 893 125;  3 834699      Fax: 84 2733 893 122
  Box: 203 My Tho, Tien Giang, Viet Nam

  E-mail: sofri.vaas@mard.gov.vn
  Website: http://www.sofri.org.vn


Long Dinh Fruit Research Center (LDFRC) was founded on 26 March 1994 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Then LDFRC was reorganized and upgraded to be the Southern Fruit Research Institute (SOFRI) under the decision No. 1056/1997/QD TTg on December 9 th 1997. SOFRI now joined to Vietnam Academic of Agricultural Science (VAAS) on 1st January 2010, under Decision No. 3530/QĐ-BNN-TCCB, signed and issued on 10th December 2009 by Minister of Ministry of Agricultural and Rural development. It is located at Long Dinh commune. Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province. Visitors can see the main building of SOFRI lying by the roadside of the national highway running toward the Mekong Delta.The place is about 75 km to the West of HoChi Minh city. A SOFRI's affiliated establishment named South Eastern Fruit Research Center has its home on 436 ha of land located in Baria-Vungtau province.


The present staff of SOFRI numbers 164. Of them, 13 Ph.D, 35 M.Sc., 60 B.Sc. and technicians.

R & D Targets

To study on selection and breeding of fruit,  vegetable and flower crops for local consumption, processing and export...

To study on physiology, ecology, plant protection, post harvest technology,...

Investigation,Investigation, planning for contruction or joining to contruct model farm and improve poor orchard, develop large scale and intensive area.

To study on marketing, organised form of business production and propose policy of development for fruit, vegetable and flower crops.

Transfering on processing advance techniques  for fruit, vegetable and flower crops production.

Education, training of staffs and farmers; consultancy on establisment and VietGAP, GlobalGAP certify; assess chemical residue, micro-organism and products quality.

International cooperation on science research, technology transfer, education and staff  improvement. 

Business production, joitn-venture constract , associate about science research and technology development, trial new technique with organizations, individual in domestic and abroad.











Email: sonnh.vaas@mard.gov.vn

Vice Director  NGUYEN VAN HOA
Email: hoavn2003@gmail.com

Vice Director

Vice Director
     Email: mv_tri@yahoo.com

Vice Director
                 TRAN THI OANH YEN                         Email: tranthioanhyen@gmail.com


Inits Under:

Administration and Human Resource

Research Management and International Relations Division

Div. of Fruit Breeding and Selection

Div. of Agronomy Department

Div. of Plant Protection

Div. of Vegetable Crops Flowers and Landscaping

Div. of Biotechnology, Physiology Biochemical and Postharvest Technology

Eastern South Fruit Research Center

Center of Technical Transfer

Mekong Delta Fruit Plant Clinic