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 and Sudan hold a lot of potential for stronger cooperation, particularly in trade, investment, agriculture, fishery, oil and gas, and telecommunications, said President Tran Dai Quang.
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’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.
Japanese businesses have expressed their wish to invest in organic agriculture and agricultural tourism in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
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.
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.
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).
VOV.VN - Authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang continue to report difficulties in finding investors willing to invest in hi-tech agriculture in the region, reports the Vietnam News Agency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Vietnamese and US officials on agriculture met in Hanoi on May 11 to discuss how to boost trade relations in the field between the two countries.
The recent credit package worth nearly US$4.4 billion for hi-tech agriculture is expected to give a breath of fresh air to Vietnam’s agriculture amid the recurrent problem of “bumper crop, sliding prices”.
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.
VOV.VN - Exotic in looks and name, pitaya or strawberry pears, more commonly known as dragon fruit in Vietnam, are grown on trellising structures like those found in grape vineyards in the US and Mexico.
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.
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.