HCMC – Krong Nang District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak transported a container of macadamia nuts to Japan on November 9, marking the first shipment of macadamia products from Vietnam to the Northeast Asian nation.
The six-ton shipment of more than 2,200 packets of dry-roasted macadamia nuts is part of an exclusive distribution arrangement between Nguyen Phuong Damaca JSC of Vietnam and Japan’s Olty Co., Ltd.
The macadamia products will be available on the shelves of 180 major supermarkets in Japan on December 1, according to Otsuka Tokuro, director of Otly Co. Ltd.
Otly intends to deliver its macadamia nuts to Japan’s largest food expo held in February 2023 and offer the product to retailers nationwide.
In 2003, coffee and macadamia were intercropped on four hectares in Krong Nang District. The macadamia growing area has been expanded to 2,363 hectares, with a total yield of 1,700 tons.
On average, farmers make some VND120 million per hectare from macadamia cultivation. Earnings are expected to rise due to the product export potential to competitive international markets such as Japan.