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  • Discuss solutions for sustainable development cashew

    May 13th, 2016

    At the steering committee meeting that sustainable development in 2016 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, held in the city. HCM day 12/5, the experts say, next time it needs to implement the industry solution synchronous boost intensive cultivation and research, transfer of technology and propose policy support scientific research ... to make good planning for sustainable development with the goal that by 2020 the country 300,000 hectares stable with the average yield of 1.5 tonnes / ha with an output of 450,000 tonnes.

    Mr. Nguyen Van Hoa, Deputy Director of Horticulture (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), said that the sector is growing steadily. Volume, exports next year is higher than last year, creating jobs for many workers. Research, transfer of technology, extension is promoted. Active farmers apply intensive processes, plant modeling good thing, for high productivity and efficiency.

    However, according to Mr. Hoa, next time, industry-intensive things to boost productivity to improve things. Specifically, the orchard was a few years old, healthy growth, transplant rehabilitation should proceed to take advantage of strong growth stem base, quickly harvested. The remote orchard, old, poor plant growth transplant may consider renovating or replanting carried out on a rolling manner to farmers without income deficit.

    Agreeing with the above solutions, Tran Cong Khanh, Director of the Centre for Research and Development of cashew (Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology South) said that one of the urgent tasks and practical to improve productivity and quality of things on a large scale in a short time is applied intensive farming techniques that sum, including pruning, canopy, fertilizer and plant protection for the trees. In fact, the intensive farming model that synthesis was applied in the provinces of Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau last time to help increase productivity and economic efficiency from 20-60%, receive the confidence of farmers.

    Mr Khanh also suggested the state should invest more in scientific and technological research, as well as proper care policy, especially the relationship between enterprises and farmers. Cashew regional planning under the management under the forestry, the extensive, intensive region for adequate investment policy.

    Referring to the advantages and difficulties in processing and exporting it in 2016 and the next year, said Nguyen Duc Thanh, Chairman of the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) said that the conclusion of the negotiations Agreement trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) and the formation of the ASEAN economic Community (AEC) can say is a good sign for the export processing sector and individual Vietnam today. To take full advantage of the opportunities brought Agreement, the domestic industry needs to have innovative solutions to increase the quality and production of raw materials for domestic processing enterprises exported goods full benefit of incentive policies, particularly on tax, import tax (0%).

    State should promulgate mechanisms and policies favorable solution to support business sector implementation of promotions, improved technology, processing equipment. Also interested in supporting cashew farmers by supporting credit, technical. Encourage the formation of production fields that large samples cooperation links production and consumption of products between businesses and cashew farmers, with the support of the bank, the State management agencies and United foul.

    According to statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in 2015, an area of 291 959 hectares it is the country, fell 3269 ha compared to 2014.

    Four months 2016, the volume of cashew exports reached nearly 91,000 tons nationwide, turnover reached 688.6 million, up 7.1% in volume and 14.6% in value compared to the same period in 2015 .

    Vietnam Cashew exports to 80 countries and territories around the world; which, in the US, Europe and China is the main export market accounting for 30% respectively, 25% and 15%. /.

    Source: Vietnam + ​​/ ​​VNA