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  • Dak Nong: Farmers still struggling with cashew

    Mar 29th, 2016

    Due to cut down trees hasty thing, so when prices rise surprises, many farmers have expressed regret, remorse. This proves, not all farmers are still struggling with cashew ...

    Unfortunately "gut" because hasty breaking things ...

    Crop this year, prices rose a sudden thing, and so easy to sell to make a garden traders purchasing prices 30000-32000 / kg, which makes people very excited. That makes many households have unfortunately stupor for "accidentally" demolished orchard to switch to other crops.

    Where the family Pham Thi Bich, Tan Loi residing in rural communes of Dak Ru (Dak R'lap), is an example. In 2006, her family planted 1.2 hectares of crops and fruit to 2010, the lots, with the yield at around 1.5 tons / ha. However, due to unstable price (there are times below VND10,000 / kg), with the condition that by insect pests, so in 2015, her family has cut down more than half a yard to switch to crops.

    Bich regretfully said: "No doubt it has been the season this year, has been the price. Now we just noticed the demolition cashew is a wrong decision very damaging ".

    Similarly, in 2015, his family Vu Huy Cuong, residing in urban groups 5, Ward means Germany (Chiayi), also demolished more than 1ha of things to switch to pepper. Now, the price of which rose sharply, causing his family lost an considerable collection.

    Mr Cuong said: "Do chasing pepper movement, so my family tree clearing things away. While not yet know what the future will look like pepper present my family has about 150 million revenue loss due to demolished orchard "...

    A little more luck as he Dinh Van Que family, residing in Quang Tin (Dak R'lap), for promptly "stand down" in breaking down the orchard. He said Que, dry season this year, his family decided to demolish nearly 2ha thing to get ground pepper. However, deforestation was 51 when the family tree that other should stop busy. Unbelievably until the harvest season, the price of which rose high and his family have decided to retain Que orchard ...

    In fact, in recent years, due to low prices which, along with the status of "being devalued season, crop prices," so many people frustrated with cashews. The peak was in 2015, that area of ​​the province has a strong downtrend which is caused by people breaking down for land to plant other crops with higher economic value.

    Also in recent years, most local farmers do not have any new planting cashew trees. Even trees that are not considered a staple crop and growers are primarily "designed" or intercropped with other crops.

    Last time, at all levels, the industry has made steady efforts to develop farming and cashew. However, because people often "run by the movement" in agricultural production, so it has not been tree maintained stable. Even, there are local also be "broken" planning, development planning cashew. It can be seen, both farmers and governments at all levels are still struggling with the "problem" stable cashew ...

    Orientation for cashew

    According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the province currently has 24,000 hectares of which concentrated in the districts of Dak R'lap, Dak Mil, Chu Jut, Krong. In terms of markets, in recent years, the export of cashew nuts in our province as well as in the country is maintained and developed a relatively stable way.

    Specifically, in 2015, our province has conducted more than 3,600 tons exported cashew nuts (up over 12% compared to the plan), including cashew export value reached US $ 270 million (an increase of nearly 40% over the next planning). Currently, the province's products that have been exported to 15 countries, and markets the world's regions.

    The province has also attracted many investors, now in production, business related to cashew nuts, which must include names like Hong Duc Company Limited (Dak R'lap), Trade company Limited Dak Nong Truong Thuy (But Germany) ...

    According to the Vietnam Cashew Association, 2015 is the 10th consecutive year Vietnam holds a leading position in the export of cashew for export turnover reached 2.5 billion, the highest ever. Cashew is one of the agricultural products of major export Vietnam and more than 50% market share transaction that global trade.

    In another aspect, which is considered the tree that alleviation of poverty in rural areas and remote areas, because easy to grow, does not take a lot of care and, more importantly, for harvesting at the "pre-harvest" . For farmers with tight economic conditions are very suitable for planting. In some localities, poor soils or lack of irrigation water, the plant is the main thing "cure" for agricultural production ...

    In many aspects, it is clear the future is bright cashew. However, according to Mr. Do Ngoc Duyen, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the general policy of the province is not extended area under cultivation. Orientation of the province's investment focus, take care that the area available for higher productivity growth. Therefore, people should not be hasty immediate destruction or massive planting cashew ...



    Source: Dak Nong