Ba Ria – Vung Tau Cacao “global standard”
Recently, nearly 520 hectares of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Cocoa has been certified by the Global Certification Organization (UTZ) of UTZ certification. quality but also environmental, economic and social).
This is good news for cocoa growers as well as a good starting point for branding Ba Ria – Vung Tau cocoa in the future.
According to farmers here, the application of compulsory standards of UTZ compared to previous years not only high yield but quality of cocoa bears international standards so the price is higher than Cocoa cultivation in the direction. common law..
Mr. Nguyen Van Thiet, Chief Representative of UTZ Program in Vietnam, said that Ba Ria – Vung Tau, together with Dak Lak, Tien Giang are the first three provinces of the country selected to participate in the program of UTZ standards. earliest certification. With the UTZ-certified product, cocoa producers demonstrate good agricultural practices, efficient farm management and responsible cocoa production, which is also a guarantee of the product to the facility. And cocoa processing enterprises decide to buy. The province now has about 1,200 hectares of cocoa land, one of seven local cocoa areas in the country. In particular, the area is harvesting is 520 hectares, the annual output reached more than 300 tons.