Tag: "agriculture"

Policy changes needed to boost rice sector’s growth

Policy changes needed to boost rice sector’s growth

Despite rapid growth for years, the rice sector of Vietnam is hamstrung by policies that reduce its competitiveness. Amidst this situation, strong actions are needed to broaden markets and increase rice exports.

Vietnam’s agriculture needs sustainable solutions

Vietnam’s agriculture needs sustainable solutions

To achieve sustainable development, Vietnam’s agriculture sector needs to improve productivity and quality as well as define the market structure for each farming product, experts said at the Vietnam agricultural outlook conference on May 24 in Hanoi.

Vietnam, Denmark share experience in food safety

Vietnam, Denmark share experience in food safety

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food shared experience in food safety management for pork value chains at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on May 23.

New, clean, healthy food fair opens in Hanoi

New, clean, healthy food fair opens in Hanoi

VOV.VN - Visitors to a food fair that opened yesterday (May 22) at the Hanoi Agriculture Trade Promotion Centre were greeted with specialty mushroom sauces, garlic oil, cordyceps, free range chicken, artisan breads, jams and honey.

KOICA helps shape the future

KOICA helps shape the future

Vietnam is the first partner country for the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Asia. VIR talks with Kim Jinoh, the newly-appointed country director of KOICA, on his mission and the agency’s efforts toward supporting Vietnam’s education, healthcare, and green growth sectors.

Agriculture firms receive Gov’t funds

Agriculture firms receive Gov’t funds

State credit institutions will offer enterprises developing national agricultural products 70 per cent of investment capital support, said the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

Vietnam Embassy presents at trade seminar in Indonesia

Vietnam Embassy presents at trade seminar in Indonesia

VOV.VN - On May 19, the Vietnam Embassy participated at a seminar in Surabaya, Indonesia aimed at expanding commercial trade links between the Vietnamese and Indonesian private sectors, the Vietnam News Agency has reported.

Forest coverage reaches over 40%: ministry

Forest coverage reaches over 40%: ministry

As of December 31, 2016, Vietnam had a total forest area of nearly 14.378 million hectares, including over 10.242 million hectares of natural forest and more than 4.135 million hectares of planted area, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Illegal landfills block flood drainage

Illegal landfills block flood drainage

Some 80% of construction landfills along the capital city’s riverbanks are operating without licences, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Shrimp aids climate change battle

Shrimp aids climate change battle

Rising sea levels have exacerbated saline intrusion and coastal erosion in Vietnam, but farmers can make the best out of a bad situation by shifting from agriculture to aquaculture, raising brackish water shrimp.

First Vietnamese scientists’ club in Australia debuts

First Vietnamese scientists’ club in Australia debuts

A club of Vietnamese scientists living in Australia’s Queensland state made its debut recently in Brisbane city with the purpose to connect Vietnamese scientists to contribute to scientific and technological development in the homeland.

PM directs 4th Industrial Revolution preparations

PM directs 4th Industrial Revolution preparations

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered all central agencies and local administrations nationwide to make plans for optimum usage of all advantages offered by the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Vietnam gov’t beefs up efforts to ‘rescue’ pig farmers

Vietnam gov’t beefs up efforts to ‘rescue’ pig farmers

Vietnam’s agriculture ministry and its trade counterpart should clarify the causes behind falling pork prices and identify effective solutions, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined at a government meeting on Thursday.

Vietnam strives to raise forest coverage to 45%

Vietnam strives to raise forest coverage to 45%

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on May 4 announced the National REDD Action Programme, which aims to increase forest cover to 45 percent of national territory and contribute to an 8 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.