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Cassava is among the four most important food crops in Vietnam. It has always been considered a secondary crop even though it has played an important role in national food security. Vietnam is among the 10 largest cassava producers in the world. Although representing around 3.6% of total world's cassava production, Vietnam is the second largest exporting country of cassava products after Thailand. Cassava is grown all over the country, from the North to the South with total planting area of 559.8million ha (in 2011). Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has planned to maintain the cassava area, and efforts are being made to increase the fresh root yields from 17tonnes/ha in 2009 to 23-24 tonnes/ha in 2015 by using new technologies, especially in breeding. Due to the different climate conditions, cassava season, and thus harvesting time, is different from region to region.

According to the final report on the Vietnam's cassava situation in 2011 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, total cassava production of Vietnam is 9.87 million tonnes, grown on 559,800 ha.

Our partner in Vietnam is the School of Biotechnology and Food Technology of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

 

How acceptable is bread made with high quality cassava flour in Vietnam?

hqcfbread14The Gratitude Project seeks to reduce physical losses of cassava, during postharvest and processing and to add value to the waste products produced.

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Cassava flour producer, Hanoi Vietnam

DSC 0368LTNguyen Tien Hung is a cassava flour producer in the Long Bien District of North Hanoi, Vietnam. 20 years ago, as the economy in Vietnam collapsed in a post-war crackdown on remnants of capitalism in the South of the country; Tien Hung was struggling to earn a living working for a public company. He saw an opportunity in producing cassava flour, realising there was a ready market with ready buyers, and he hasn't looked back since.

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Gratitude partners participate in the ‘Second Starch World 2013’ event in Ho Chi Minh city

Starch World 2013 group picture at VedanPartners of the Gratitude EU-FP7 project participated in the Second Starch World conference held in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam from 21-23 January 2013, organised by the Centre for Management Technology (CMT).

The 2nd Starch World 2013 brought an expert panel of speakers from the starch industry to explore the following issues:

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