Durian exports to the U.S.A : an insufficient supply

Update: 12/8/2013

Company Biotechnology Development TECHNO DONA (Long Khanh town, Dong Nai province) is the first national business successfully applied production models durian fruit to make this clear to the U.S. market.
 However, after 4 years of entering the U.S. market, companies can not supply the demand for durian Vietnam this potential market.

Mr. Nguyen Phu Cuong, Director of DONA TECHNO, said from 2012 to date, though the U.S. market is still demand for the company's durian, but due to scarcity of resources, the number of durian to set standards and export quality is very limited, so the company does not have to export goods.

According to Cuong, causes of scarce resources is approximately 2 years, erratic weather changes resulting in reduced yields.

On the other hand, due to durian to U.S. goods must be selected very carefully in terms of form, weight and quality of flesh, while supplies mainly from the small garden, the collection and recruit aviation meet.

Currently, Dong Nai province, about 4,700 hectares of durian provide annual domestic market of about 27,000 tons of fruit.

In 2009, DONA TECHNO signed contracts to export durians with a U.S. partner. Accordingly, the Company will provide a long-term and exclusive distribution durian DONA brand in the U.S. market with the production of thousands of tons per year.

However, the company can meet only about 300 tonnes of durian weighing 2.5 to 3.5 kg / fruit. In 2011, due to insufficient supply companies only export a single shipment of 18 tons of fruit.

In fact, when looking for a contract to export to the U.S. market for durian, the company has provided seed, and sign the contract agreement to purchase the output of durian growers.

Besides, this business has also expanded the material in the southern province of Dong Nai, Dak Nong, Dak Lak province with an area of ​​400 ha. However, the company still is not enough exports by many farmers sell to traders by a higher price than the purchase price of the company.

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dong Nai, currently developing the local durian is still fragmented in nature, spontaneous and unplanned overall, everyone made strong and often fall into situation "is devalued season." To develop and create stable supply to durian fruit can penetrate the foreign markets requires a strong link between the 3 houses (farmers, businesses and scientists), including the provisions direction of state authorities. Besides, in order to avoid fragmentation of production, people need links by participating in the cooperative production to get the right level of investment, the application process engineering, application of scientific advances to get the output and productivity, high quality. /


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