Updated: Oct 2
In Vietnam, cassava is widely cultivated in most provinces across eight ecological regions. The largest cassava cultivation areas are found in the Southeast and Central Highlands regions. Vietnam ranks tenth globally in cassava production, with an impressive 7.71 million tons of cassava produced annually. Currently, cassava and cassava-based products are among Vietnam's top 13 key agricultural products. Vietnam is the third-largest cassava exporter in the world, following Thailand and Cambodia, and stands as the second-largest in terms of export revenue.
Cassava plays a vital role in combating hunger, reducing poverty, and has become a valuable cash crop in recent years. To ensure the sustainable development of cassava in the future, various organizations should focus on scientific research and international collaboration to identify disease-resistant cassava varieties, thereby reducing production costs. Factories need to establish clean and disease-free raw material zones in cooperation with cassava growers to ensure stable production. Additionally, continuous technological advancements in cassava processing should be pursued to diversify cassava-based products and address waste disposal issues during processing to ensure environmental safety.
The cassava industry in Vietnam not only contributes significantly to the country's economy but also plays a crucial role in ensuring food security and improving the livelihoods of many farmers. As the world's demand for cassava continues to grow, Vietnam's position as a major player in the cassava market is likely to strengthen further.