ASEAN coffee, cashew training course begins

BINH DUONG, (PNA/VNS) -– Agricultural extension officials and farm owners from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam are taking part in an ASEAN training course for intensive coffee and cashew farming techniques that began in Binh Duong Province on September 16.

Organised by the National Agricultural Extension Centre, it is part of the ASEAN co-operation program in agricultural training and extension for 2012-15.

To run until September 21, it will provide a forum for trainees to discuss and share experiences on all aspects of coffee and cashew production such as selection of seedlings, disease control, and harvest, processing and preservation techniques.

They will visit cashew and coffee model farms, a cashew processing plant in Binh Phuoc Province, and a cashew research center and a coffee processing plant in Dong Nai Province.