Food processor Donafoods in southern Dong Nai province had worked with Germany’s Thailand-based Target Co. Ltd to cooperate in developing a clean cashew material area in the locality.

General Director of the Dong Nai Import-Export Processing Agricultural Products and Food Company Nguyen Thai Hoc said Donafoods and Target will jointly make a fact-finding trip to cashew-growing areas in Xuan Loc and Dinh Quan districts and directly work with cashew growers in September.

Target will give advices on organic farming to local farmers, thus creating high-quality products meeting regulations on food safety, Hoc said.

To ensure a stable material area for the cashew nut processing industry, the provincial People’s Committee has approved a Donafoods-proposed project with the aim of re-organising cashew nut production and supporting local farmers in the field. The project targets a 9,500 ha high-quality material area in the districts of Xuan Loc, Dinh Quan and Trang Bom.

Hoc said cashew nut is considered the province’s hard currency earner as its export markets have been expanded in recent times. Cashew nuts are mainly exported to the US, China, Canada, Russia, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia and Thailand.

In the first seven months of this year, Dong Nai shipped abroad about 12,500 tonnes of cashew nuts, raking in about 98.6 million USD, up 22.5 percent in volume and 30.6 percent in value from the previous year.-VNA