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Vietnam helps Cambodia increase cashew output
Vietnam Plus | 17 January 2018
Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) will help Cambodian agriculture sector increase cashew output to 1 million tonnes in the next decade.
An agreement to this effect was signed by Vinacas Chairman Nguyen Duc Thanh and Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon in Phnom Penh on January 17, under which both sides will work to increase cashew cultivation acreage and output, transfer technology, access markets and study and develop cashew trees in 10 Cambodian provinces.
Vinacas will also mobilise funding and technology from its members in the effort, towards mitigating post-harvest loss and increase cashew’s added value in the country.
Cambodia is now home to over 100,000 ha of cashew trees with a total output of more than 100,000 tonnes, most of them are sold to Vietnam. With abundant land, the country is looking to grow 500,000 – 600,000 hectares of cashew to reach targeted output.
At a reception for the Vinacas delegation, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh spoke highly of the project, contributing to strengthening traditional friendship between the two governments and peoples.-VNA