Product name:Acacia extract
Description: Acacia trees now cover approximately 3% of Vietnams land surface: 600 000 ha of A. mangium, 90 000 ha of A. auriculiformis and 400 000 ha of clonal plantations of Acacia hybrid (A. mangiumauriculiformis) (Harwood and Midgley, 2012). About half of these are cultivated by smallholder farmers on less than 100 ha. The remainder are owned and managed by forest companies and state enterprises.
The timber processing industry has shifted from state-owned enterprises to private companies through Vietnams economic liberalization policies. By 2008, the timber-processing sector had expanded into a US$3 billion industry (Putzel et al., 2012), one of Vietnams top five export sectors and a major source of demand for logs and sawnwood.
Acacia trees help to prevent soil erosion through the development of a heavy litter layer and strongly fix atmospheric nitrogen, thereby improving soil fertility for the next crop. Food crops or other cash crops, such as rubber, can be grown after a rotation of acacias.