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Cargill opens innovation center in Vietnam to help shrimp farmers improve farm management

 

Bac Lieu, Vietnam, 26 April 2018 - Cargill opened a shrimp focused Technology Application Center (TAC) in Bac Lieu province, a shrimp farming hub in Vietnam. The center is designed to help aquaculture farmers access the latest innovations and apply the best possible solutions to grow healthy seafood and increase their profits. Covering 1.2 hectares, the center will have 15 ponds, a training facility and a research station.

 

This is Cargill’s third such center in South Asia and its second in Vietnam. The company opened a fish Technology Application Center in Tien Giang, Vietnam in early 2017 and another fish and shrimp Technical Application Center in Andhra Pradesh, India in February 2018. By mid-2018, Cargill is looking at opening Technology Application Centers in Thailand and Indonesia as well.

 

“Our Technology Application Center will apply shrimp farming knowledge and technology from around the world within the local framework,” said Jesper Clausen, technology application lead, Cargill’s aquaculture nutrition business in Asia. “In Vietnam, this means helping farmers address challenges such as disease in shrimp farming and complement current farming practices with new techniques and improved feed for a more efficient shrimp farming industry.”

 

By leveraging global R&D Innovation Centers and the learnings from the TACs across Asia South, the center will support Cargill’s 10 aquaculture feed lines it has in Vietnam and strengthen the company’s position in the animal nutrition industry.

 

“Vietnam is an important and growing market for animal nutrition,” said Chad Gauger, managing director, Cargill Aquaculture Nutrition, Asia South. “Today, after 23 years of operating in Vietnam, Cargill  has 11 manufacturing facilities across the country, employing 1800 people, 99 percent of whom are Vietnamese.  The opening of a second Technology Application Center reinforces the importance of this market we are proud to continue to contribute to the development of the Vietnamese aquaculture industry.”

In this TAC, Cargill is co-operating with Research Institute of Aquaculture No. 2 in Bac Lieu. Cargill will be able to enhance aquaculture farming capabilities for local communities by running various trials and full cycle trials to find the best ingredient combination, improve the existing feed diets for best performances for farmers with less impact on the environment. The center will also help speed up the pace of product development with increased focus on solutions for shrimp.

 

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About Cargill

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

We combine 153 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture. For more information, visit Cargill.com and our News Center.

 

About Cargill Animal Nutrition

Cargill’s animal nutrition business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries.  Fueled by our innovation and research, we offer a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world, helping put food on the plates of nearly one billion people around the world every day. Cargill’s animal nutrition business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry.  For more information about Cargill Animal Nutrition, visit: http://www.cargill.com/feed.

 

Hong Nguyen, +84 8 5416 1497, hong_nguyen@cargill.com

 

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