Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong: Promote deep processing to increase the value of Binh Phuoc cashew nuts
16 March 2021, China: the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) led by Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong had a meeting with the leaders of Binh Phuoc province on the content of sustainable development and elevation for Binh Phuoc cashew nuts.
At the meeting, Binh Phuoc province leaders petitioned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to subsidize the province to convert 25,204 hectares of old cashew nuts over 20 years old with low productivity; branding Binh Phuoc cashew, enhancing product value; make a plan to build a breeding area that is free of diseases on pigs and chickens; invest in the construction and repair of damaged and degraded irrigation works, concentrated clean water works in areas where water is scarce …
According to the Secretary of Binh Phuoc Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Loi, Binh Phuoc is a province with strong agricultural development, especially cashew. Priority in agricultural development has been paid attention by the province with resolutions for sustainable agricultural development. However, to achieve higher yield cashew, it is necessary to have support of MARD in terms of seeds, raw materials, and pest control to increase productivity.
Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong appreciated that Binh Phuoc has been forming 7 hi-tech agricultural zones, attracting many corporations and large investors to invest in the province. However, the limitation of the province is that many crops are old, labor scarcity, crop failure, low productivity, and poor competitiveness in the market.
For the development of livestock husbandry, the minister said that the province has potentials to develop two livestock, cattle and buffalo. However, the province currently has only more than 52,000 heads, it is necessary to pay attention to developing stronger cows in the coming time. The specialized agencies, the agricultural sector need to effectively advise the provincial leaders on suitable crops and animals, achieving high economic efficiency for development.
The minister also suggested that Binh Phuoc should review the whole general planning, which focuses on agricultural restructuring; Set out specific objectives, tasks and solutions, then propose relevant mechanisms and policies. The province should focus on building a project: To become the capital of the province rich in cashew trees; development of cow breeding and area of fruit trees …
During the trip, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong and the delegation and leaders of Binh Phuoc province, representatives of departments, branches and leaders of Bu Dang district surveyed a number of cashew orchards, industrial tree models and Joint Stock Company. Cashew Processing section Hoang Son I in Duc Lieu commune, Bu Dang district.
Visiting the production line of Hoang Son I Company, the Minister appreciated that this enterprise had a great investment, becoming one of the most modern cashew processing companies in Binh Phuoc. The result of this investment is that the company has been leading for many consecutive years in the top of the major cashew processing manufacturers in Binh Phuoc province in particular and Vietnam in general. Hoang Son I cashew processing company’s products are present in 40 countries such as America, Europe, China, Australia, Japan, Middle East …
Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong praised Hoang Son Company for it’s spirit of proactive innovation and integration, and affirmed that the company is on the right track towards deep processing industry, creating a foundation for sustainable development, and is expected to have more companies like Hoang Son and hope Hoang Son Company will continue to invest and improve technology; coordinate well with farmers in the organic production chain, creating sustainable raw material zones./.