A macadamia nut
New plan for growing macadamia trees approved by MARD.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed Decision No. 1134/QD-BNN-TCLN to “Develop Macadamia Farming in the Northwestern and Central Highlands Regions by 2020 and Potential for 2030” on April 5.
The plan provides directions to localities in the two regions on the scale and processing facilities needed to sustainably develop macadamia nut production.
By 2020 macadamia nut fields in the two regions will span 9,940 ha.
By 2030 they will cover 34,500 ha; 7,000 ha of which is dedicated only to the tree. Of the dedicated area, the northwestern region will have 4,800 ha.
The plan also set a target of building 12 additional processing facilities with a capacity of 50-200 tons each in the two regions. The number of processing facilities will increase to 30 in total, 20 of which will be in the central highlands.
MARD encourages localities in the planned regions to develop saplings locally and carry out market research. Farmers are also advised to use modern growing methods.