Việt Nam will continue to face difficulties in exporting cassava this year, especially to China, the largest export market of local cassava, according to the Việt Nam Cassava Association.
Cassava processors are facing difficulties due to a raw material shortage and, especially, tightening of overland imports and erection of barriers to imports of farm produce by China, their largest export market.
Cassava is one of Việt Nam’s billion-dollar export products. But the starchy root’s dependence on a single export market as well as shrinking production supply areas have challenged the industry’s ambitious goal of reaching US$2 billion worth of exports by 2023.
Exports of cassava and cassava-based products have declined significantly this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.