Quang Ninh OCOP Program: Dam Ha forest - raised chicken
Local people in Quang An commune in the mountainous district of Dam Ha have taken advantage of a large area of forest to develop poultry farming and turnen forest-raised chicken into a local speciality.
Dam Ha district has launched the project to build an ethnic minority village associated with community tourism at the hamlet of Tam Lang in Quang An commune where 98% of total population is Dao people since December, 2019. Apart from diverse investments in the infrastructure system and cultural preservation, traditional cuisine, forest-raised chiken for example, is also considered an important focus in the project.
Dam Ha chicken can be processed into a variety of dishes such as fried chicken, fried chicken with salt and lemongrass, etc, but many locals and tourists prefer to enjoy boiled chicken due to its natural flavour without too much spiciness.
There are over 100 households doing this business in Dam Ha with the scale ranging from 500 to 2,000 chicken each.
The product has recognized as a four-star product of the OCOP (One Commune, One Product) programme which has been implemented since 2013 in Quang Ninh province to boost economic development in rural areas, especially the development of agricultural, non-agricultural and service-based products in each locality in the value chain. It is now consumed mainly in Ha Long city, Mong Cai, Cam Pha and the capital city of Hanoi.
Located in the estern part of Quang Ninh province, Dam Ha is a mountainous and remote district with over 30% of population being ethnic minority people.
The mountainous district is famous for its unsploit natural beauty and local people have led a peaceful life for generations.