Heading to efficient exploitation of coconut value chain
Ben Tre is considered as island of coconut trees. Determination of coconut crops in key economic development strategy should be the development goals by 2020, the province was more interested in the coconut processing industry, thereby contributing to efficient exploitation of the value chain coconut tree and create sustainable development for crops of high economic value this.
Currently Ben Tre coconut largest area of the country, an area of rapid growth 37.595ha (in 2005) to 51.560ha (2010) and in 2013, the total area of Coconut 61.252ha (accounting for 34.1% of the land provincial agriculture). Processing industries coconut with the rapid development and comprehensive, diversified coconut products industry and is processed at different levels. Coconut processing industry consumes 85% of the coconut harvest in the province, the industrial production value coconut industry average growth of 10.3% / year (period 2011-2013) and accounted for over 18% province is industrial value.
Commercial product development coconut hard, especially linked to the domestic market and the world market. The export turnover of coconut products (phase 2011-2013) average annual growth of 12.5% / year; 2013 reached 120.46 million, accounting for 24% of exports of the province. Ben Tre coconut products have been exported to 65 countries and territories. Especially the coconut processing industry has attracted many domestic and foreign investment, technology transfer is relatively modern and is considered a key economic sectors of the province.
In order to increase the competitiveness of products, aims to raise exports of coconut products in 2013 in Ben Tre Province has developed and implemented programs to develop the coconut industry in the province until 2020. the goal of the program to increase productivity, output and incomes of coconut farmers coconut; ensure a stable supply of raw material for coconut processing industry; promote cohesion and improve the efficiency of the coconut industry value chain, focusing reasonable harmony in both coconut planting, processing, consumption, contributing to the coconut industry and sustainable development. Striving production value of coconut processing period 2011 - 2015 the average growth 13.58% / year, the period from 2016 to 2020 the average growth over 11.57%. Export turnover period coconut products 2011 - 2015 average growth 18.72% / year, the period 2016-2020 average growth 12.47% / year.
First 6 months of 2014, the results of implementing development programs coconut industry in Ben Tre Province in 2020 initially achieved success very encouraging. In the agricultural sector has been implementing 5 projects: renovation project inefficiencies coconut trees; Project setup and selection coconut trees and coconut trees the same mother; development projects prawn farming in coconut ditches; Project intercrop in coconut plantations of cocoa for export; beekeeping project parasitic beetle, except coconut. The total coconut area first 6 months reached about 63 439 ha in 2014, an increase of 5.82% compared to the target; 9,220 fruit yield / ha; estimated production reached 240.85 million left, up 6.1% over the same period.
The industrial sector has been supporting the implementation of investment projects 6 production and processing of coconut. The program now supports projects initially promoted as effective: Promotion of capacity building support processing coconut deployed implementation now supports 24 projects machinery and equipment investment, improve advanced technological innovation and technical demonstration, fuel economy, clean production application with a total funding of 2.2 billion; Trade promotion programs coconut products maintain and improve the quality of forecasts provide warnings about market conditions, pricing, business opportunities, raising capital for trade promotion activities of the enterprise increased 5.2 times ... Director Ben Tre Department of Trade and Industry - Mr. Truong Minh Nhut said, besides the information activities, support for businesses in the coconut industry, the Department also regularly monitor the activities business of the coconut industry, each time with the recommended processing units oriented developments and advising PPC timely guidance for units to maintain production and trading business effectively. The value of industrial production in the first 6 months of coconut products in 2014 was estimated at 540 billion, up 13.68% compared with the same period in 2013 (average growth target 13.58% / year). The export turnover of coconut products is estimated at 86.4 million, up 38.24% compared with the same period in 2013, higher than the target of the proposed program (target 18.72% average increase / year ).
Field of science and technology has prioritized funding for the implementation of the subject project aimed at improving quality and productivity; technological innovation and application of quality management tools and branding for the base, coconut processing enterprises in the province. At the same time implementing the project "Research extraction process, composition, structure and chemical properties of virgin coconut oil and navigation applications in medicine", "Research productivity of coconut peeling machine 800-1000 left / hour "; support the project "Complete production technology masks Coconut" and project "Investing complete production technology coconut jelly, coconut jelly"; preferential loans to support project implementation producing canned coconut milk ...