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  • 40 years of companionship with cashew

    Dec 4th, 2015

    This year has turned 78 but he still engrossed in his studies and continue for the launch of the book on technical depth processing ...

    A few days ago, at the International Conference of Vietnam thing 7th, Nguyen Duc Thanh, chairman of Vinacas questions with us: "Today did not see doctor Pham Dinh Thanh attend?".

    It turns out, the day that kicks off the conference, Mr. Thanh was sick so reluctantly in convalescence. This is one of the rare phase "old man" is absent previous 78 events related to Vinacas.

    Search to his house, we are protecting guidance on the 4th floor apartment located on Phan Chain Long, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC. Despite being tired, but he still welcomed us out door with crispy usual smile.

    Back 40 years ago, when he was rector Rights Division Forest Specialty Institute (the former Ministry of Forestry), cashew began his research, along with other specialty crops such as cardamom, lac red, three strikes, informed...

    In 1976, shortly after the liberation of the South, he joined a study group to go through Vietnam from the North to Ca Mau to learn about trees. The first time he saw what was left in Xining, marked his special love for this plant.

    In 1978, he was assigned as the Minister of Forestry Research Manager for planting, processing, use it. This is when he amassed a lot of knowledge about the production, processing, preparation for the launch of the book in-depth study.

    At that first conference held in Vietnam (May 23, 24.2.1983 at Song Be province old, now the Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc province), he was invited to attend as "Head of research studies cashew research ".

    Many spoke of his depth on cashew in conference were appreciated and applied in practice. The same year, he released the book "cashew tree", one of the first general book on cashew in VN. This time the output of our country to reach more than 1,000 tons of grain, no more in-depth information, so book somewhat helpful for those who are interested in this delicious nuts.

    Also because love with cashews, 1989, he brought his family to live in the South, with the aim to get closer to the region's largest manufacturing country thing. Also in this year, he has pieced pen construction research projects, produce things in Vietnam and FAO approved funding (project UNDP / FAO / VIE85 / 005).

    In 1990, he represented cashew processing factory of forest product processing company exports (Ministry of Forestry) to attend the General Assembly established the Association Article VN. Later, he was elected General Secretary of consecutive two-term Vinacas II and III.

    He also participated in the Council on the improvement of processing machinery Vinacas. In 1998, with a wealth of experience, he was nominated as the Chairman revised Standard nut VN - 4850 (revision 1).

    With great passion, relentless for this sector, in 2003 at the age of 66, he continues to give birth to the book "Cashews: Manufacturing and processing". Never stop, despite 77 years of age in 2014, he has coordinated with Vinacas to make a further in-depth book "processing technique" by experts appreciated.

    Source: Agriculture Vietnam