Vietnam ’s Him Lam company, which has big plans for long-term macadamia sector development in the country, has joined the Australian Macadamia Society (AMC), it has announced.

By becoming an AMC member, Him Lam will gain access to research on the macadamia value chain and macadamia cultivation, processing, storage and branding.

Currently Him Lam is proposing to use 1,000 hectares of farming land in a number of Central Highlands localities to grow high-quality varieties of the nut, which enjoys high levels of domestic demand.

The company also plans to launch its newest macadamia nut processing facility at the end of this year in a bid to consume the harvest from farmers.-VNA