More than 100 representatives of organisations and enterprises from Việt Nam, Algeria and Senegal are expected to attend a virtual matchmaking seminar on farm produce among the three countries next month.
Despite the difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Việt Nam’s cashew exports in the first half of the year increased by 16 per cent in volume year-on-year and 1 per cent in value to 232,000 tonnes and nearly US$1.53 billion, according to the Việt Nam Cashew Association (VINACAS).
The grant of geographical indication (GI) certificate to Bình Phước Province’s speciality cashew by the National Office of Intellectual Property has been a strong boost to efforts to create a national brand for the product.
The Việt Nam Cashew Association has provided VNĐ1.5 billion (US$66,000) to the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for growing one million cashew trees on a total area of 500,000 hectares from now through 2022.
There is a growing demand for nuts, including cashew, and dried fruits globally, offering a good opportunity for the industry, the ninth Vinacas Golden Cashew Rendezvous held in Phú Quốc heard on Tuesday.
The ninth Vinacas Golden Cashew Rendezvous will be held in Phú Quốc Island from November 13 to 15 to promote trade, and expand markets for cashew products as well as help cashew growers and processing firms raise their incomes, and develop the cashew sector in a sustainable manner.