International Cashew Conference opens in Phu Quoc Island Dist

The 9th International Cashew Conference, the largest event of Vietnam and the world’s cashew industry, was opened in Phu Quoc Island, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on November 14.

Vietnam is the world’s top cashew exporter (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam is the world’s top cashew exporter (Photo: SGGP)

The event, attended by 400 domestic and international delegates, aims to support trade promotion, expand and develop cashew product consumption, help farmers increase income and processing businesses develop production and trading for the industry's sustainable development.
Stating at the conference, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh stressed that after 29 years of export, the cashew industry has affirmed its position making Vietnam the world’s largest cashew nut export and processing nation.
Businesses have taken the initiative in studying and manufacturing cashew processing equipment and technologies to replace import items. Many technical advances have been applied; contributing in improving productivity and quality, reducing costs and increasing cashew production efficiency.
On the occasion of the conference, Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) signed a cooperation agreement with African Cashew Alliance, Guinea Bissau Chamber of Commerce and National Cashew Association of Nigeria.
The conference runs until November 15.

By CONG PHIEN – Translated Hai Mien

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