Farmer Nguyen Duc Ba stands by his macadamia. (Photo: VNA)

Lam Dong (VNA) –
The Vietnam Macadamia Association (VMA) was launched in Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat city on April 24.

It aims to represent enterprises, organisations and individuals in the macadamia business.

The VMA convened its first congress to elect a 13-member executive board with Lien Viet Post Bank Chairman Duong Cong Minh as Chairman.

The congress agreed an agenda that focuses on sustainably developing a modern macadamia sector where business gains bring prosperity to farmers.

According to a plan approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the northwest and Central Highlands regions will plant macadamias on 9,940 hectares of land and develop 12 processing units by 2020.

By 2030, there will be 34,500 hectare of plantations nationwide, and the number of processing units in the two regions will reach 30.-VNA