News last update:6 Aug 2012

Vietnam to use more cassava as animal feed

Using cassava as a raw material for making animal feed can help cassava producers and processors in Vietnam cope better with the ongoing economic slowdown, experts say.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as land and environment management agencies say cassava plantation areas have increased sharply in central coastal and highland provinces.

The Vietnam Animal Feed Association says that using it as animal feed will not only help farmers sell cassava at higher prices, but will also help the animal husbandry sector deal with a shortage of raw material for animal feed.

The agriculture ministry has asked the local administrations to help cassava farmers with prices subsidies and rescheduled loans.

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