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  • Welcome Congress Vietnam Cashew Association Ninth tenure 2016 – 2020

    Jul 1st, 2016

    1/7 day, Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) held the Congress tenure IX (2016-2020) with the participation of about 200 representatives of member companies Vinacas ...

    In addition, the meeting also attended by leaders of ministries, departments and central agencies and local, and foreign organizations, institutions, media ...

    The Congress is an important event of the industry in Vietnam to review the program of activities tenure VIII (2013 - 2015) and proposed directions IX term goal, the Executive Committee of the Association elected a new term with multiple internal other important issues.

    Landmarks "son" cashew

    According Vinacas, in the period 2013 - 2015, the context of the economy still faces many difficulties, buying on world markets fell, in Vietnam many agricultural commodities faced when exporting, but due demand of the international grain stability along with efforts, efforts of the whole industry, with drastic direction of all levels, from central to local, Vietnam cashew production has increased export volume and turnover, rise year over year.

    Especially in 2015, according to statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, of the agricultural products of Vietnam's main export is cashew nuts are one of the only two commodities have continued to increase export turnover in 12 months .

    Number of individual export 330,000 tonnes in 2015 with a turnover of $ 2.5 billion, including $ 2.3 billion that's remaining is cashew nut shell oil and conditioning products deep processing (up 10% on volume and 15% in value compared to 2014). The average export price of cashew nuts in 2015 about $ 7,300 / ton, up 12% compared to the same period in 2014. The price of cashew WW320 about $ 7,800 / ton, up 15% compared to 2014.

    About the market, in 2015, Vietnam exported more than 80 individual countries and territories around the world, including the US, Europe and China continue to maintain that the main market with a share of Vietnam respectively 30%, 25% and 15%.

    With this result, individual accounts for about 9% of the total export turnover of Vietnam's agriculture sector in 2015 (30 billion dollars). Branch of Vietnam continues to maintain the position that the leading export the 10th consecutive year and now accounts for over 50% of total global trade individual ($ 5 billion).

    Focus 4 key programs

    Before the advantages and difficulties in the coming period, especially when Vietnam deeper participation in the free trade agreement next generation, in the term 2016 - 2020, Vinacas will continue to focus more 4 more on key programs that last term has implemented, including:

    1. The program "Accompanying farmers", extension, intensive rehabilitation orchard; linking production and consumption of cashews.

    2. Program "Cleaner Production", industry promotion, improve product quality and safety of food products for export.

    3. Program "Vietnam Value thing", diversification of products, information to consumers about the nutritional value of the individual, stimulate domestic consumption.

    4. The "Export Development", organized trade promotion activities, external relations, development of export markets.

    Going into specific measures in the new period, Vinacas proposed state support for interested participants in the commodities value chain, including 2 subjects especially farmers and processing enterprises XK variable thing.

    In particular, for the support farmers credit, licensing and transfer of land use right certificates ... For enterprises that export processing, is the most important mechanisms and policies to support the credit use, taxation, industrial extension, improve the processing equipment that ...

    Vinacas proposed establishing Sustainable Development Fund which aims to help stabilize things SX, promoted linking production and sales of businesses - cashew farmers based guidelines and policies of the Government on the development of or partnership SX associated with consumption of agricultural products, building big field. The revenues of the Fund consists of four sources: Support of the State, on the first section tonnes export revenues of all businesses that export processing (from 1.0 to 2.0 USD / ton of exports), funding and resources others.

    Regarding expenditure assignments: 50-70% funds of funds used to support the proposal for intensive rehabilitation programs and research orchard seed, cashew farmers support; 30-50% is spent on research to improve the process technology, manufacturing equipment and processing conditions, improving quality and food safety in products processing, trade promotion and market development in the country . Fund Executive Board will have separate management and regulation prescribed by law.

    Nguyen Long

    Source: Agriculture Vietnam