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Rhino horn buyers in Vietnam down 77%: report

10:25 | 05/22/2015

The number of people who buy rhino horn in Vietnam has decreased 77% while there has been a 60% plummet in the number of people who think rhino horn has medical value, newswire Vietnamplus has recently reported.

Agriculture cooperatives failing to impress

17:21 | 05/21/2015

The performance of agricultural cooperatives is still far behind expectations, although they support tens of millions of farming households, heard a workshop in Hanoi on May 21.

Vietnam, South Africa strengthen ties in biodiversity conservation

12:23 | 05/21/2015

The Vietnamese Government is willing to enhance cooperation with South Africa and other countries in biodiversity conservation both bilaterally and multilaterally, said Vietnamese Ambassador to the African nation Le Huy Hoang.

PM okays budget to preserve rice fields

16:44 | 05/19/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a budget of VND470 billion (about US$22 million) to help preserve and develop rice fields in nine cities and provinces across the country.

New season brings good news for lychee exports

11:48 | 05/16/2015

(VOV) -This year’s lychee season for Vietnam growers and processors promises to be more remunerative than previous seasons, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Food safety, hygiene vital to developing export markets

09:24 | 05/15/2015

Unhygienic food and the overuse of plant protection and stimulants on vegetables and fruits are major obstacles to guaranteeing food safety and exporting Vietnamese vegetables and fruits to foreign markets.

The two top private palaces in Vietnam

17:39 | 05/14/2015

The top palaces in the country are the Thanh Chuong Viet Palace of artist Thanh Chuong in Hanoi and the Chinese-style palace of a businessman in Nghe An Province.

Cao Bang, Guangxi work together in biodiversity conservation

09:15 | 05/13/2015

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on biodiversity conservation in border areas was inked on May 12 during a conference between Vietnam's northern Cao Bang province and China’s Guangxi province.

International conference on Vetiver grass opens in Da Nang

08:55 | 05/07/2015

The sixth international conference on Vetiver grass with the theme “Vetiver System: Empowering Sustainable Development” opened on May 6 in central Da Nang City.

Dak Lak promotes tourism development, cultural preservation

18:26 | 05/02/2015

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, home to a large number of ethnic minorities and their distinct cultures and heritages, is looking to develop tourism while preserving traditional cultures.

Hue festival showcases unique traditional crafts and skills

16:50 | 04/29/2015

The Hue Craft Village Festival, which artisans from localities across the country attend to display their handicraft skills, opened yesterday evening in the former feudal capital city of Hue.

Preserving and tapping intangible cultural values of Xoan singing

11:16 | 04/29/2015

(VOV) -Xoan singing is a typical cultural product of Phu Tho province, home to the 18 dynasties of Hung Kings, the legendary founders of Van Lang – the first known State of Vietnam.

Pepper export prices soar

13:56 | 04/28/2015

(VOV) -Vietnam has exported 56,000 tonnes of pepper during the first four months of this year, fetching US$513 million, a fall of 25% in volume but a rise of 0.5% in value against last year’s same period.

Growing demand in Vietnam for foreign meat

15:53 | 04/27/2015

(VOV) -The Vietnam government has given the green light to the importation of fresh and frozen meat from the US, Canada, Australia, and European Union (EU).

Bahnar epics become national heritage

18:30 | 04/25/2015

Epics passed down many generations of the Bahnar ethnic minority community in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai were awarded a certificate recognising them part of the national intangible heritage on April 24.