A pepper glut in the Central Highlands as more and more farmers switched to the crop lured by the earlier high profits from the spice has caused prices to collapse and threatens to bankrupt many of them.
The summer-autumn rice crop in the Mekong Delta province of Long An is estimated to give a record yield of more than 1 million tonnes this year.
VOV.VN - Chinese investors and markets are becoming increasingly important to the Vietnam economy, most especially to the slowing manufacturing and declining crop production industries, say experts.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese imports of corn for the six months leading up to July 2017 jumped 5.6% year-on-year to 3.53 million tons, continuing last year’s upward tick, according to a report by the Crop Production Department.
The agricultural sector will aim for a GDP growth rate of between 3 – 3.1% and total export value of agro-forestry-fisheries at US$34 – 35 billion in 2018.
VOV.VN - An Nhut cooperative in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province is piloting a new cultivation model called “Rice field with flower bank”, where farmers grow flowers along rice field banks to entice useful insects to eat harmful worms and increase the productivity.
Vietnam’s rice output during the winter-spring crop was estimated at 19.1 million tonnes, a year-on-year decrease of 1.5%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
By June 15, grasshoppers have damaged 500 hectares of crops in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang, putting local farmers at risk of having a bad harvest.
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VOV.VN - Consumers can expect to pay more for lychees this summer, as pickers start harvesting a lighter than expected crop in Vietnam, reports the Tien Phong (Vanguard) Newspaper.
The 2017-18 coffee crop is expected to yield around 1.4 million, which is equal to or slightly lower than last year’s harvest, according to the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association.
The northern region from Thua Thien-Hue province northward reaped a bumper harvest in the 2016-2017 Winter-Spring rice crop for the 10th consecutive year, heard a conference held in Thanh Hoa province on May 24.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups begins a series on the Xo Dang, an indigenous people of Vietnam’s Central Highlands.
The Mekong Delta region had completed harvesting the year’s first rice crop (winter-spring crop) by the end of April, recording a slight year-on-year fall of 2.4 percent in productivity to 6.27 tonnes.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Macadamia Association has recommended once again that more farmers cultivate macadamia nuts as an alternative agriculture cash crop due to its relatively low input capital and high earnings potential.
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”.
The central province of Binh Dinh has invested more than VND1.6 trillion (US$70.5 million) mobilised from different sources in relieving damage caused by natural disasters in late 2016, said Ho Quoc Dung, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.
VOV.VN - Plum tree is considered a natural endowment for the Mong ethnic group in Moc Chau district, Son La province. With a high economic value, the plum tree has helped them escape poverty and become wealthy.
The rice price in the Mekong Delta has increased in the last couple of weeks, which has resulted in higher export prices.
The sudden surge in domestic rice prices in this year’s winter-spring crop has made a number of rice exporters suffer from losses in the first quarter.