"Developing Innovative Platforms to Enhance Competitiveness of Cassava Starch & Its Sustainable Production"
"Recent Advancements in Waxy Tapioca Starch, Functional Properties & Applications"
The much anticipated 7th Starch World ASIA to be held in Siem Reap Cambodia on the 23-25th January 2018 comes at an opportune time as the Cambodian government gets serious about addressing priorities in the country’s cassava sector and setting up a national cassava policy to boost the production chain, seek new markets, attract investment in cassava processing and promote the livelihood of cassava farmers.
"Cassava policy in the pipeline"
Asia’s leading cassava starch stakeholders are investing into value added high quality products and advocating policies to drive innovation and competitiveness of cassava starch.
"Thai Wah has budgeted Bt2 billion to expand its capacity to produce tapioca, cellophane noodles and other high-value products for export to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam this year under a plan to boost total sales to Bt10 billion in 2019"
"Indonesian company makes eco-bags from cassava starch"
Indonesia is a large importer of cassava starch and starch based products. The rising affluent market and changing diets will further drive consumption of products derived from starch , particularly cassava starch which is considered the gluten free alternative for noodles and other baking products. It has been tested in laboratories that up to 25% mocaf ( modified cassava flour ) substitution in instant noodles would not alter the taste and texture profiles of the noodles.
There are plans to revolutionize the cassava industry to build a local market for mocaf. This could be a viable solution to the crops and incomes of the country’s farmers for Indonesia.
"Elsewhere, in Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance has turned down proposals by the Vietnam Cassava Association (VCA) for preferential policies similar to those for rice and sugar to ensure its sustainable development"
This move clearly contradicts the government’s effort to meet demand for E5 fuel production, which is becoming increasingly urgent in light of a planned ban starting in 2018 on A92 oil-based fuel. Vietnam’s cassava industry has a tough call. To ensure the efficient operation of ethanol plants to meet demand for E5 fuel production, Vietnam must develop stable, high productivity cassava production as a source for these biofuels.
Widely attended by global food ingredient companies, starch producers, endusers and all stakeholders in the supply chain, we invite you to register quickly and book your seats to the 7th Starch World ASIA with key highlights including sessions below
Accelerating cassava production in Cambodia
Developing Cambodia’s cassava downstream industry and value-added activities
Productivity & Sustainability of Cassava Production in Laos
Can Laos cassava industry rise up to the challenge? Together with 2 leading starch producers – KPN Tapioca and Asian Agronomy, SNV will share on latest development on sustainability of Laos cassava industry
Developing an innovation platform
Thai Wah, the region’s leading starch producer announces its expansion plans in the Mekong region and what lies ahead
Indonesia’s competitiveness as a sustainable cassava starch producer – how far are we and what is the future outlook?
With lack of government support, Indonesia’s cassava industry needs new boost, new opportunities to develop the local market
Modified cassava flour – new opportunities for Indonesia
Cassava Bio-Ethanol E5 production and distribution situation in Vietnam
Status of the Vietnamese cassava industry and how to progress cassava bioethanol production
Cassava production in the Philippines & opportunities for downstream processing
Modified corn starch market in India
Do not delay. Book your seat early to enjoy Early Bird Discounts. Find out more from Ms. Huiyan at email@example.com or call +65 6346 9113 Plus, optional and separately bookable tour has been arranged to BAI (Battambang Agro Industry), Cambodia’s leading starch producer, followed by a visit to the cassava propagation center in the University of Battambang where they will showcase the UBB farm which is breeding virus-free cassava.
|CMT Starch World Series|
CMT’s Starch World kick-started in Asia, and today has moved to the Middle East, Europe and recently Americas.
The Series brings together players from the Starch World – leaders, professionals from agro industrial crops & plantation companies, enzymes suppliers, traders & buyers of starch & starch derivatives, raw material suppliers, ethanol producers, machinery suppliers for starch processing and many others. The Series is today vouched by many as a must attend industry meet.
In terms of coverage, the Series has evolved to encompass a wide range of topics from – regional starch market outlook, feedstock competition – between corn and cassava, specialty starches, starches & derivatives markets, sugar market outlook, to food trends such as clean labels, gluten-free and more.
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Strategic Summit on Asia’s Cassava Starch Prospects, Policy Changes, Innovations opens on 23-25 January 2018
Posted on : 12 Dec, 2017
CMT’s 7th Starch World ASIA will convene at the Sokha Siem Reap Resort & Convention Center on 23-25 January, 2018. The summit focuses on the initiatives to boost cassava and cassava starch production across Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian nations as well as competition, new markets and applications.
International starch and sweeteners supply chain players will join authoritative speakers leading the discussions – Simon Bentley, MD of Commoditia takes a look at Asia’s starch market outlook and cassava competitiveness. He analyzes whether Asia’s cassava industry can provide a new supply base for feed amino acid production. A key session on ‘Developing Cassava Varieties with High Amylopectin Content (Waxy Tapioca Starch) and Recent Advancements’ is presented by Dr. Hernan Ceballos, Cassava Breeder, CIAT. Dr. Ceballos provides insights on breeding, genetic and agronomic issues related to waxy cassava and its key functional properties.
In tune with the government’s national cassava policy, Cambodia’s cassava plantation and processing is a major highlight at the event. Day 1 is packed with 3 sessions on Cambodia’s fast growing cassava sector – ‘Accelerating Cassava Production in Cambodia’ presented by University of Battambang focusing on production of disease free cassava seedlings in Battambang province and the role of the Cassava Production and Distribution Center (CPDC). This is followed by Battambang Agro Industry Co. session on ‘Developing Cambodia’s cassava downstream industry and value-added activities’ and ‘Project Cassava in Cambodia – An Update’ by HLH Agriculture Division and HLH Group.
For deeper understanding of Cambodia’s cassava starch industry, a site visit to Battambang Agro Industry & Cassava propagation and distribution centre, University of Battambang is arranged on 23 Jan.
A notable presentation at the summit is by Ho Ren Hua, CEO, Thai Wah Starch on ‘Developing an Innovation Platform’ with focus on their investments in Cambodia. Sharing its experience of collaborating with organic tapioca producers is Hans Friese, CEO, Ciranda.
The event’s other Asia focused starch sessions are:
Organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), this Summit is very timely with its comprehensive discussion of policy issues, spectrum, deployment and processing challenges for Asia’s starch industry. It is an opportune platform to explore areas for collaboration & cooperation between local and international players as well as form partnerships with event exhibitors G-Force, Vettertec, AVA and Trislot.
Visit 7th Starch World ASIA website for more details or contact Ms. Huiyan Fu at +65 6346 9113.
Thai Wah to acquire two tapioca plants in ASEAN
Posted on : 16 Nov, 2017
Thailand’s tapioca products manufacturer – Thai Wah is expected to acquire two production plants in Thailand and Vietnam. The two acquisitions are said to be at an investment of approximately $30 million (1 billion baht).
Cambodia Aims to Export Cassava to China
Posted on : 13 Oct, 2017
Cambodia had a total 770,000 hectares of land under cassava cultivation last year – up from 574,000 hectares and 400,000 hectares in 2015 and 2014 respectively, according to its Ministry of Commerce.