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  • Cashew industry: Encouraging deep processing and sustainable export

    Mar 21st, 2017

    In order to maintain the leading position in the processing and export of cashew, Vietnam Cashew Association encourages enterprises to deepen processing, cleaner production, develop the domestic market, expand the export market. sew.This time is the main season of Vietnam. Recent surveys of experts and the Vietnam Cashew Association in the main cashew growing areas in our country show that due to the impacts of climate change and pests, some areas of Lam Dong and Binh Thuan provinces Cashew production decreased by 80% over the previous year. However, the main cashew growing areas such as Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai or Ba Ria-Vung Tau ... cashewnut production is almost unchanged, so overall, .

    Currently, cashew producers are actively purchasing local cashew nuts for farmers at a 30% increase in purchasing prices over the same period last year. In Binh Phuoc, "capital" of cashew, fresh cashew is purchased up to 46,000 VND / kg.According to the Vietnam Cashew Association, each year the world produces 3 million tons of raw cashew nuts and this year's forecast remains at that level. In 2016, Vietnam processed 1.5 million tons of raw cashew, equivalent to 50% of global output and exported 348,000 tons of cashew nuts of all kinds, earning 2.84 billion USD.In the first two months of 2017, export cashew nut was $ 255 million, down 3.3% over the same period of 2016 (down 19.7% in volume).

    According to the Vietnam Cashew Association, the decline in export value is not due to the market, but because enterprises have a long Lunar New Year holiday, the export activities are also interrupted in the interval. this time. It is forecasted that in the first 6 months of 2017, the output of cashew exports fell slightly compared to the same period last year.In order to maintain the leading position in the processing and export of cashew, in 2017, Vietnam Cashew Association encourages enterprises to deepen processing, cleaner production, develop the domestic market, Expand the export market.

    The Vietnam Cashew Association has cooperated with a number of major cashew growers associations in Africa to assist Vietnamese businesses in disputes as well as to reduce the status of delivery companies. On time, or quality does not guarantee for Vietnamese enterprises.The Vietnam Cashew Association also warns its member businesses not to advance money to partners, but performs transactions through L / C through banks.Besides, in order to develop the cashew industry sustainably, besides speeding up processing and improving product quality, it is necessary to take initiative in domestic raw materials.

    Cashew industry is being strengthened by MARD and local authorities in terms of concern and development. Accordingly, the area of the country is expected in the coming time will be over 350,000 hectares with the expected yield of more than 2 tons per hectare. With this, in the future, domestic raw materials can meet more than 700,000-800,000 tons per year.According to experts, to achieve the above objectives, the production of cashew varieties for high productivity, good quality should be done immediately. Businesses and associations need to strengthen collaboration with MARD's seed breeding centers to experiment, find good varieties, and weather the weather.


    Source: Government Electronic Portal