Vietnam has maintained its position as the world’s largest producer and exporter of cashews in 2020. In 2020 Vietnam exported an estimated 450,000 tonnes of cashews worth 3.2 billion USD, according to the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas). This year, Vietnam also remains the world’s biggest importer of cashew nuts, purchasing about 1.3 million tonnes from overseas.
Vietnam has been producing cashews throughout the country since the early 1980s. Located in the humid tropics and blessed with large amounts of fertile red soil, provinces like Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai were designated as production zones.
The 2021 cashew season in Vietnam has started. This year the season has started about 20 days later than the previous year. The production is estimated to decrease by 10% compared to the previous year. Apparently the global climate change has continued to affect the cashew production.
There has been several occurrences in the different provinces that has caused the decrease.
In Binh Phuoc there have been unseasonal rains. The rain causes dried flowers on cashew trees which has a negatively effect on the productivity of the cashew trees.
In Dong Nai there was a long lasting period of heat. These high temperatures are affecting the flowering of the plants. At the same time the dry flower phenomenon also occurs due to the influence of the unseasonal rain. Therefore, the quality of the cashew will not be as good as last year.
In Gia Lai they expect to harvest in the next 20 days. The cashew has begun to have young pods and appearance of tea mosquito bugs and thrips are also recorded up to 60% of the area. This makes that the Gia Lai production will be expected to be equally in yield compared to last year.
In general the current cashew yield is still low as it is still very early in the season and the effect of climate change. However the cashew trees continue to flower and have little pesticide development. Therefore, it can be expected that the production will increase in the middle of the season and extend to the end of the season. Our suppliers field team continues to monitor their cashew orchards for timely updates and improvisation in the current changing weather conditions – which we can pass onto you.
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Published: May 2021